Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 17, 1968 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 17, 1968
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i.Sk nil Havt to Without 2 Big States Kiwonis Club Meeting Af> political WHtet j WASHINQfOH (AP) * With yfee fr-esfdsnt Hubert M, Hunt* enters potential delegate strength rising, his strategists £fe grtppllng with the problem 6! tew to win the Democratic presidential nomination without JJew York or California, 'The two biggest states togeth* eT east 376 of the 1,312 votes needed for nomination at the August convention in Chicago, Ahd as of now Humphrey's cMfices of getting more than a Handful of these votes in the e*|Hy balloting are considered negligible. •There is some talk of an effort to swing to Humphrey a Califor* nla slate of candidates put to* gather for President Johnson under the leadership of State Atty, Gen, Thomas C, Lynch. But Democratic National Com* nfittee member Ann Alanson ha f g balked at such an arrange* merit* 'in New York, Humphrey's backers expect to pick up scattered support in a 190-vote dele- gition which now is being counted; upon by Sen. Robert F, Kennedy D-N.Y., as the base for art 1 effort to blitz the convention into nominating him. r While his delegate hunters are wdr'dng the field, Humphrey has postponed until next week, and possibly later, any formal announcement of his candidacy, The belief among his strategists is that there is no hurry about giving up his status as a non-candidate. They feel Kennedy,- has failed to manufacture any stampede in his direction since President Johnson announced he would not accept re- nomination. The only other prospective Democratic nominee, Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy of Minnesota, said Tuesday he drew encouragement from the fact that Democratic governors meeting in St. Louis over ; the weekend to size up the contenders for the nomination couldn't agree on a candidate. "I think it looked like a victory for me," McCarthy said whil campaigning in Charleston, W. Va. He planned to be in Pittsburgh today. If Humphrey stands by his decision not to enter any of the primaries he will have forfeited to Kennedy or ^McCarthy.;-479 votes"i;hatgo in the early balloting to the primary winners. These include California's 176, Indiana's 63, Massachusetts' 72, Nebraska's 30, all but six of New Hampshire's 26, Oregon's 35, South Dakota's 26 and Wisconsin's 59. On the x other hand, Humphrey could come out of the South with a majority of that area's nearly 550 votes. To them he apparently can add most of Minnesota's 52, Oklahoma's 41 and share in Colorado's 35, Connecticut's 44, Michigan's 96 { Nevada's 22, Utah's 26, Washington's 47 and West Virginia's 38. Witnesses Mo Effort to Block Withdrawal By GEORGE SS.PEK Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - A senior U.S. officer satd today the American forces that lifted the siege of Hie Sanh made no af- fort to block the withdrawal of the North Vietnamese because "militarily It was unwise and a waste of troops." "Blocking tnem vos unpractical," said the officer. "They were around Khe Sanh from west, northwest and -southwest. — Henry Haynes photo with Star camera JORGE NASSER Speaker at Tuesday's noon luncheon of the KtwanisClubat Town & Country was Jorge Nasser, manager of Prescott Manufacturing Co. Mr. Nasser is of Lebanese ancestry but was born and raised in Mexico and is now a citizen of the U.S. He discussed the history of Mexico and illustrated his talk with slides. Reagan Will Try for an Assessment They had d or, ens of escape Called in Murder WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) — Seven witnesses were called Tuesday by Prosecutor David Hodges in the second day of the first-degree murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Clark, 47. Mrs. Clark Is charged in the shooting death of her husband, Millard M. Clark, 51, in his apartment in the Clark Shopping Center here March 18, 1967. Hodges told the all-male jury in his opening remarks that the state would prove that Clark could not have shot himself, tliat a Smith and Wesson ,38- caUbey snub-nosed revolver found next to the body was Clark's and that Mrs, Clark had traces of nitrate (gun powder) on her left hand, Fred Plckens Jr., one of Mrs, Clark's attorneys, said to his opening remarks that Mrs, Clark had. been active In civic work to the area and had raised "three lovely children , , , and stuck through those cough years , , , even the time MUlard was accused of larceny lor stealing ggvernrn?nt property! 1 ' Clark and five other persons were accused in June 1965 of taking some $100,000 worth of government property, Clark pleaded guilty to two counts and was fjto&a $10,000, Didn't Intend to Take No DENVER, Coip, (AP) the looks of the ballot, the tty of Denver student 4WA't Wend to take no aa answer to a referendum wbstoer grswjuate students ia be allowed to vote aud- or Uold offlcu. ._ H» Wl<4 UsN oflly "yes" few, eft routes. They could always go around you. Militarily, it was Impossible. We would have needed threfl divisions of troops, "Or objective was to lift the j.fiege^of i>Kh£-' SinhHf •' they'stoot "and' fought, "it didn't "matter whofher we blocked ".hem or not." Senior U.S. officers have claimed that air strikes, the most concentrated ia any war, were the main factor in break- Ing the 77-day siege of the combat base near tho ilomilitarlzed '!oae s The siege was declared lifted April 5 as a 20,000-mo.i relief force drew close to the base and its Mfc.rine defenders, A U£. intelligence memorandum is being circulated among top officers of Gen. William C. Westmoreland's staff giving a brief summation of the siege. It says that by the end of March American ground forces had killed more than 3,000 of the enemy and an additional 1,300 wore killed by air strikes. The intelligence summary said that by Jan.. 15, the N-irth Vietnamese had daployed two divisions a.id .'supporting elements to the Khe S*.ih area "Btt anj tactical air strikes were massed against the enemy's combat forces and his fire support ami logistical areas commencing on Jan. 15," there* port coiitto'j'jd, "Cii Jan. 20, a sizeable enemy force attacked the Huoog Mm sub-sector headquarters, south of the combat base. A dsfector stated ,iis battalion los f ova- 50 per cent of. its men .luring this attack due to B52 strikes, and intelligence disclosed that this concentrated firepower preempted a series of the oaemv's planned attacks., . "Air strikes alone accounted for 293 trucks, 313 gunpositions, 990 bunkers, 1,219 strictures and 13 tanks either destroyed or damaged.., "By Mawh 35, w« saw that the eauny ,'viJI ^significantly re- d4ced his trending activity and was ant repairing destroyel •}<> sJtions, Wy now have strong in- dUations that the enemy had AfUhdrawu nw.jor elements from the imm*liaie vicinity of. the combat base." Tho operation *o lift tho siege of Khe 3-i.ih was begun April 1. Military sources said that alter the siega was lifted and ground troops began s\v,>3pinj the area arou-vi the base, they uncovered nearly 1,000 enemy bodies, victims of air strikes and artillery. The U.S. Co.n mnd announced toliy that U.S. Marines ami jjr cavalrymen killed 1,041 North Vietnamese troops to the first two weeks of Aprll- durtog the lifting of tha $1^9 and the succeeding sweep of the By BILL BOVARSKY Associated Press Writer SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Ronald Reagan says "Obviously, I'm going to try and make an assessment" after hearing a report by a Republican political strategist that • 1; th9r,e..is growing grassroots support across the country for a Reagan presidential bid. "I'm certainly not gotog to run away and pretend It isn't happening," Reagan told a news conference Tuesday. He outlined a new speaking tour to the Midwest, South and Hawaii, starting April 26. A report prepared by F. Clifton White, a former Barry Goldwater aide now advising Republican conventtoa delegates In California, was discussed by Reagan. "There seems to be an increase in the grassroots movement in my behalf," Reagan said. He said he still considers himself only a favorite son candidate but acknowledged that an approaching tour will m?.ke it more difficult to convince people that he is not a presidential candidate. Reagan said, however, he refuses to "get frightened into staying horns .and not doing what I cH:i for a cause that I believe is very important because frankly, I dou't believe this country can afford tour more years of the lack of leadership that we have had under the other party." The former actor, in his first term as California's governor said he woald moot with Gov Nelson A. Roskefeller of New York an-J three other Republican governors to discuss the party p'atform, Reagan will act as host to Rockefeller and GO V;J( Raymond P. Shafer ot Pennsylvania, Joan Love of. Colorado and John Chafee of Rhode Island at a meeting Atiy 8 in Sa.i Francis- CO. Refuse Hauled Away Free MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Minority communities in Minneapolis will get their winter's refuse hauled away first— and without charge— under a plan announced Tuesday, Sponsors said private compa. nies agreed to supply trucks and drivers for the annual spring cleanup. Thirty-nine trucks-each representing a year in the life of Dr, Martin Luther King Jr,,~ will meet at the courthouse Saturday inurning and will travel to a caravan with a police escort to North Side and South Side areas. HOP! (ARK) STAR, Antitrust Is Hot Sim fie Anymore WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. antitrust laws were based on the simple concept that competition Is In the public interest. BY EDMOND LE BRETON Associated Press Writer So If there are two banks— or grocery stores, or newspapers, or whatever— in a town and one buys out the other, government — the theory ran— has a right to look over the deal and perhaps intervene. The world is more complicated today. What should government do when confronted with the conglomerate merger now so characteristic of economic life? Suppose a distillery, for example, buys a copper tubing plant, a chemical firm, a textile mill and finally some raw, wooded land to hedge against inflation. Is competition diminished? Is a dangerous economic concentration created? Is it any of government's business? Congress Is moving, though not too rapidly, to consider these problems. Its concern came to the surface in the Senate-House Economic Committee's annual report. The majority report urged the Federal Trade Commission and the President's Council of Economic Advisers to "probe deeply into the ramifications of the growing concentration of economic power flowing from the increasing conglomerate mergers." The Economic Committee has no power to produce legislation but serves as a sort of front-runner for the legislative committees. Its job is to pinpoint Issues on which they may decide to act. The report noted that somo of the provisions of present tax law actively encourage mergers. For example, a company that has been running deep to the red may be an attractive buy for one that has been piling up Printed &y Offset profits and expects to continue to do so. Losses can be carried forward and offset against gains, significantly reducing taxes, The corporate tax rate on Its first earnings, may pay less tax than a single company earntngthe same total amount, There is also the problem of family-owned enterprises. The principal owner dies and the government claims its estate taxes. Sometimes the heirs, pressed for cash, find the best solution is to sell out to a large firm. In a supplementary report, an old enemy of mergers, Rep, Wright Patmm, D-Tex., went further than the majority. He urged that the Cabinet Committee on Price Stability join the movement. Fey Bainter, Actress, Dies at 74 HLR Freedom Choice Plan Hot Enough NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A freedom of choice plan used by the North Little Rock School District was criticized Tuesday by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare as not going far enough fast enough to eliminate a dual school system, HEW officials told the board at a special meeting here that it appeared that construction of two junior high schools and a new high school might solve some of the district's desegregation problems. HEW gave the board until July 1 to come up with a new desegregation plan or face possible action by the federal government. Fight Against White Racism HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Actress Fay Ba inter, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Aunt Belle in the film "Jezebel, "is dead at 74, The actress, known for motherly roles in such films as "White Banners," "Woman of the Year," "State Fair" and "The Children's Hour," died at her home Tuesday night after a long illness, Plans were for her to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia beside her husband, Navy Lt. Cmdr, Reginald Venable who died in 1964. Their son, actor Reginald Venable Jr., survives. Miss Bainter, who was a stage actress' before she entered films, began her career when she was 6, appearing with stock companies in her home town, Los Angeles. In 1933 she made her screen debut as Lionel Barrymore's wife in "This Side of Heaven," She was 41. Four years later she won an Oscar along with her costar in "Jezebel," Bette Davis. Miss Bainter was nominated for Oscars twice again for performances in "White Banners" and "The Children's Hour." In the latter she played a grandmother deceived by an evil child, She appeared in a total of 39 films, familiar always for her roles as wife, understanding mother or faithful friend. The President likes Ice Cream HONOLULU (AP) - President Johnson's zest for ice cream led two aides on a merry chase- during his Honolulu motorcade. As Johnson drove through the Waikiki Beach area Monday, he spied a dairy bar and dispatched a Secret Service agent and the presidential valet to fetch cones for him ind Gov. John A. Burns. The familiar bubbletop limousine, flown hero from Washington, cam? to a stop and the aides set out. But Johnson's bodyguard apparently decided it wasn't a good idea to keep the President stalled in the middle of the street while beach crowds converged on him. His car moved on. Some 20 blocks later, the ice cream bearers caught up witli Johnson- their wares dripping freely at that point. Wednesday, April 17,1968 Kennedy Cook Fired Over Book Mot Too Old for Marriage CHICAGO (AP) _ Cornelius _ Jones has given up •*-*vO **ll \JljJ_JlLO {<f\f 1 —* ~ -— —• «»— M ^* r W4* U f V*l J JJ fH. ™ Church organizations are urging Tia -S®i but not because he has department stores to display outlived seven wives and not be- Negro dolls as part of a drive cause ne ' s nearly 107 years old. against "white racism" in " l don>t think I'm too old to Southern California. get married," Jones said. "But And a manual being prepared I ^ ust decided I'm not going to by United Presbyterian officials ask a nyone to marry me." advises readers, "if you have Jones, an ex-slave, will be 107 young children or grandcnil- Sunday but is being treated by dren, give them a Negro doll to ^ oldtimers' club to an early love." birthday party today. Admits She Shared Room With Sweetie NEW YORK (AP) - Linda LeClair, Barnard College sophomore facing expulsion from school for admittedly sharing an off-campus room with her boy friend, said Tuesday Barnard's housing regulations "are an infringement of our basic in- diviual freedom." A student-faculty judicial committee reserved decision after a two-day trial. The committee's decision may be overruled by the college president. "I'm old enough by law to live anywhere and with anyone without my parents' permission," Linda, 20, said at the hearing. Seated beside her throughout the proceeding was the boy friend, Peter Behr, a Columbia University junior. She told the committee that she and Behr had distributed 400 questionnaires to students asking if they shared dwellings and received 300 affirmative returns. About GO of the girls, Linda said, offered use of their NEW YORK (AP) - Mrs. John F, Kennedy's German cook, a 2-4-year-old blonde, says she was fired Tuesday after word of her cook book and television career ambitions got Into print. Annemarie Huste, the cook, said Mrs. Kennedy apparently believed that Annemarie was going to expose the former first lady's private life to public scrutiny. "I would never allow anything to be printed about her private life," Miss Huste told an interviewer. A spokesman for Mrs. Kennedy declined immediate comment about the firing. Miss Huste, a 5-foot-3, 115- pound native of Ulm, Germany, said she received a phone call Tuesday from Mrs. Kennedy's secretary, informing her "it would be better if I didn't come back." She said a published report that she was making a pilot television film this week, with a view toward syndication, was not true. Equally untrue, she said, was a remark attributed to her that she hoped to make $1 million before she was 25. "This couldn't be possible," she said, "because I will be 25 next month." And as for the unfinished cook book it will include her favorite recipes, not necessarily those she served to the Kennedy family, she said. Miss Huste said she has worked for Mrs. Kennedy more than two years. She had drawn $130 a week with the Kennedys, she said. names if it would help to change the regulations. Speaking in Linda's behalf Tuesday were a minister, a rabbi and a philosophy professor. More than 250 students and faculty members attended the hearing. competitive IP i Montego's size, power and luxury...tops in its class! MERCURY MONTEGO CrCLONE WINS DAYTONA500! 1968 Montego Cyclones stormed first and second in America's toughest stock car competition ... proof twice over that Mercury's got it ... the competitive edge. MERCURY MONTEGO SPORTS COUPE Montego ... an entire new line of cars 13 models long! 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