Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 19, 1968 · Page 12
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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 Jacques Cousteau TV's Replacement for Walt Disney J ust as the late Walt Disney and his wild life documentaries saved Hollywood from bankruptcy when the film industry was floundering in social- problem pictures so has television discovered its own Disney- one Frenchman by the name of Jacques Cousteau. It's no surprise to those who have read his books, telling of a lifetime spent in exploring the oceans and their strange creatures— backing up the typewritten text with magnificent color photographs. Cousteau is the man who invented the aqua-lung, permitting deep-sea divers to patrol the depths independent of cumbersome air-hoses which used to tie them to their surface supply ship. More than that, Cousteau so me years ago attracted financial backing by the French and other governments, and by scientific groups including our National Geographic Society, and built a science ship, the Calypso, which ranged world-wide. I have two of Cousteau's books on the true- life adventures of the Calypso, and they are more fascinating than a Perry Mason who-dunnit. Now the television networks have both National Geographic and Cousteau documentaries on the home screen at stated intervals— and they are the top attractions of all TV. This week you had a chance to see both. The CBS network had a National Geographic Society special on Channels 11 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, "Portugal's Men of the Sea," which I missed seeing. But Jacques Cousteau had a special this week also, and this one I caught—"Search in the Deep," one of his greatest. It was originally on ABC, Channels 3 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15. I missed it then, but was told about it by Billy Dan Jones, Star mechanical superintendent who sketches our wildlife pictures and produces them in duo-color. Fortunately the Jacques special was transcribed from the network by Channel 7 and was given a playback by Channel 7 at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 18- and I saw all of it. It was the story of Cousteau's invention of a one-man submarine with jet power plunging 800 feet below the surface of the sea and recording marine life. It was an absorbing adventure. The Calypso expedition had set out to find the mating grounds of deep-sea turtles and how they fared in the fight for survival. Civilized governments have joined hands in recent years to control human poachers who are threatening the giant turtles with extinction. But natural perils are terrible enough, so the Calypso found. The female turtle buries 100 eggs in the sand and then leaves, depending upon the sun to hatch them. When the baby turtles come to life they are strictly on their own, and instinctively head across the sand for the safety of blue water. But the enemy awaits. The enemy is hundreds of frigate birds hovering over the breeding grounds to pounce on the helpless little creatures before they can cross the beach to the water. In tiie TV account the frigate birds snatched all 100 babies except for the dozen or so that the Calypso crew rescued and placed safely in the sea. It was an unforgettable drama— 100 tiny turtles scam- poring over the sand only to be scooped up by the enemy air force, It was the old Walt Disney wlldllfu theme— some have to die that others may live—but it made you long for an automatic shotgun nevertheless. Man Is Found Fatally Stabbed AUGUSTA, Ark. (AP) - The Woodruff Cou.jty Sheriff's Of, fice said John 11. Britt, 49, of Tupelo (Jackson County) was found stabbed to death Thursday near Overcup (Woodruff County). Authorities said tiiey were holding a m. \ in the Woodruff County Jail in co.meetion with the stabbing. Police said Britt had been stabbed in the left chest Hope Star Printed by Offs City Stibs<jflter*{ to receive -Saturday before or by Sp.ffi. and & carrier will paper, VOL. 69-No. 160 - 10 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 19,1968 Members Associated Press & Audit Bureau of Circulations Av, net pa'.d Jtrcutafion 3 mos, ending March31, 1908~3,36l PRICE IOC Disruption Slight in Phone Strike By NEIL GILBRIDE AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The biggest telephone strike in 21 years appeared to cause little initial disruption of service after 165,000 union members across the nation walked off the job Thursday. Joseph A. Beirne, president of the striking AFL-CIO Communications Workers of America, urged another 500,000 employes of the Bell Telephone System to refuse to cross picket lines in support of CWA demands in the wage dispute. Company officials promised to maintain most service with supervisors. "We ask all employes to maintain and protect telephone service," said Ben S. Gilmer, president of the American Telephone & Telegraph Co., parent firm of the Bell System. Both union and company officials predicted little trouble for telephone subscribers in placing calls except for long-distance and other services that require an operator. Installation of new phones also was sharply curtailed. The strikers include 23,000 employes of the Bell subsidiary, Western Electric Co., who install telephone equipment in most areas of the nation, and some 140,000 Bell System telephone operators, clerks, repairmen, linemen and other em- ployes in 16 states and the District of Columbia. New England, Alaska and Hawaii are largely unaffected. The last nationwide telephone strike, in 1947, lasted 44 days. The union has rejected company offers to increase wages 7.5 per cent over 18 months. The Bell System said the union is demanding 10.5 per cent. Telephone installers now average $3.27 per hour and Bell System workers average $2.79. While conceding the strike will have little immediate effect on most telephone service, Beirne said that if company officials thought they could maintain the $30 billion, highly computerized nationwide system for long without the strikers, "They must be taking something somewhat stronger than LSD." The walkout provides a major test of the effectiveness of strikes against highly automated industries. Most calls, even long distance, can be dialed direct. In addition to the nationwide telephone installers unit of Western Electric employes, the strikers include Bell System workers in Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Michigan, Idaho, Northern California, Nevada, the state of Washington and Washington, D.C. $1.7 Million Grant to L.R. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Little Rock Housing Authority announced Thursday that the Department of Housing and Urban Development had approved an additional $1,725,550 grant to the authority for its University Park Renewal project. George Miller Jr., the executive director of the authority, said the organization had amended its original University Park project and more land was required. A grant of $2,798,471 had previously been approved by the government for the first phase of the project. LBJ Calls Off Speech to Congress By FRANCES LEWINE Associated Press Writer AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - President Johnson has called off a planned speech to Congress that many had felt would include sweeping new attacks on big- city problems. He told newsmen Thursday while flying home from California that since he had originally scheduled the address, Congress has passed a civil rights bill with a strong open-housing section. He said he therefore no longer sees any need for a special address to a joint congressional session, Johnson announced April 5 he would appear before Congress, This word came a day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. However, the President postponed his April 8 speech when he learned later that the slain civil rights leader's funeral was not to be held until April 9. Johnson had said he would make recommendations and suggestions for action "constructive action in this hour of national need." There had been speculation Johnson would propose major programs to meet the needs of the cities, many of them swept by violence following King's slaying* But it was also widely noted the Chief Executive already was under congressional direction to cut spending in the face of a mounting deficit—a price he had said he was willing to pay for enactment of his proposed 10 per cent surcharge on income taxes. That proposal is still before Congress. The President, who resumed his vacation stay at the LBJ Ranch, was watching for a break in negotiations with North Vietnam over where peace contacts should be made. Appearing relaxed on his return from a three-day Hawaiian trip, Johnson reported his talks there with President Chung Hee Park of South Korea were "very helpful to both" of them. • • Search for King Slayer Intensified By JAY BOWLES Associated Press Write MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The nafion's police agencies Intensified a nationwide search today for Eric Starvo Gait, the elusive fugitive sought in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They were aided by thousands of wanted posters, just gaining wide distribution two days after the FBI publicly identified Ga't, 36, as the man it had sought secretly since a week after the April 4 slaying. The FBI refused comment on queries about whether it believes Gait is the man's real name or was simply a cover built painstakingly over a number of months by the beer-drinking lover of hillbilly mi isle. Two aliases-John Willard and Harvey Lowmyer— were listed on the federal conspiracy warrant issued against Gait In Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday afternoon and the first degree murder warrant issued by the state against him here Wednesday night. "John Willard" was the name used by the man who checked into a Main Street rooming house three hours before King was shot as he stood on the balcony of a motel here. There has been no reference to the second alias. The federal agency denied a report that it had taken into cus- So-Called Efficiency Experts Overlook Key Factor-People Involved By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Anwrl- can business firm.? sp?nd millions of dollars each year Wring efficiency experts to make their offices run more smoothly and productively. These so-called experts ma'?e complicated time auJ motion studies and diagrams on how the office can be laid out, ideally, to get the work done better and more quickly, In many cases it's all a big laugh to the white collar peons involved, and a waste of the management's own lima and motion. For the efficiency experts overlook the key factor— the people involved. '' You can't make people work harder just by moving them around like they ware pieces in a jigsaw puzzle," remarked a friend of mine, Jim Dodder, "For ImU wiwt an efficiency expert cluvges, I couki 'ell my boss easily how to double our office output." As Jim las soldiered successfully for 30 years on the samo job, liis opinion seemed worth listening to. "How would you do it, Jim?" "By trickery and paying attention to the hum in factor." "How's that, Jim?" "Well, to start with, I'd forget all about those time and motion studies. In any office, the staff is divided into two groups— those who *alk about their work, and those who actually do the work. "The first step to take is to move the desks of the talkers into one corner of the room, and the real workers into another corner. That would keep the drones from annoying them," "Anything else, Jim?" "Sure. Lots more. Most of the timt> wasted in an office is wasted af the beginning and end of the day and during coffee breaks. "The ordinary office is supposed to operate between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. That's .1 joke. Most employes don't limp in until 9:15 and after 5:15 they don't do anytliing but go to the powder room or w.Mtch the clock, "Tiie way to beat that is to have the morning coffee break start promptly ai 9 a.m. with a free cup of Java on every em- ploye's desk. You start the aft- Toe SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Magistrate E. A. Barbour dismissed a vagrancy charge Wednesday against Jesse Eu« gene Gonce, 31, of Harrison, Ark., and recalled he was finan* cially "hard up" once. "You can't arrest a man just for being broke," Barbour said, "I remember once in Jefferson City 1 was out of money and I hitchhiked to Lebanon. "I was a state senator then, incidentally," the judge said. Bombers in Heaviest Raid of War By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer . SAIGON (AP) - U.S. warplanes made their heaviest raids of the year on North Vietnam Thursday, flying the largest number of missions in nearly four months, military spokesman announced today. Hitting targets in the southern panhandle in accordance with President Johnson's curtailment order, U.S. pilots took advantage of clearing weather to fly 145 missions, one more than a year's previous record on Jan. 6. It was the largest numbor since Dec. 26, when 150 were flown. The total was nearly triple the average number of missions the Americans flew against enemy supply routes, convoys and gun positions in tha southern part of Beth U.S. Emba»»y and V-President Ky Deny Report CIA Fired Him AP News Digest See SEARCH FOR See BOMBERS IN On (Page Two) On (Page Two) Increase in Rate of Interest Will Make Loans Harder to Get See On (Page 10) By JOSEPHR. COYNE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Americans face the prospect of harder-to-get loans at higher interest rates following the second increase in little more than a month in the Federal Reserve System's discount rate. In what it termed an attempt to beat back accelerating inflation, the Federal Reserve Board stepped harder on the economic brakes in approving effective today a discount rate of 5.5 per cent for 3 of its 12 banks—New York, Philadelphia and Minneapolis. It had been 5 per cent. The other nine banks are expected to follow in a move virtually sure to trigger higher interest rates on loans throughout the economy. A nationwide AP survey showed meanwhile that interest rates on Iiome mortgages are nearin* 8 per cent already in some sections and the cost of an average home has clirahod about $2,500 since 1966. The new rate is the highest since just before the 1929 stock market crash when it went to 6 per cent. One government source said the boost from 5 per cent was not unexpected hi view of congressional inaction oa President Johnson's request for the 10 per cent income tax surcharge, pushed by the administration as an anti-inflation weapon, A boost in the discount rate from 4,5 to 5 por cent in mid- March was designed to stem In- flafion and cope with the gold crisis which reached Jts psak it that point. The board cited spiraling inflation and i doslre to strength- Regional Meet to Be Held Here The Cotillion, Cnarmetts and Anna P, strong Clubs will host the Southwest Regional meeting of the Arkansas Association of Federated Clubs here Saturday, April 20 at Yerger High School, The board meeting will be from 9 to 10 a.m, and the general assembly is 10 a.m. followed by departmental meetings. Afternoon sessions start at 1:30 with a girls talent program, Mrs. Ruth Rabb, girls regional sponsor will be in charge. Mrs, Estelle Spearman is regional president. en the dollar abroad in announcing its action and at the samp time approving higher interest rates — up to 6.25 per cent — which banks may oay to attract more savings through certificates of deposit of $100,000 or more. The secoad move will enable commercial banks to compete more effectively for savings with high interest rates elsewhere in the economy—oil corporate bonds, for example. Other interest rates paid by banks remain unchanged includ ing: the 4 passbook the 5 per cent maximum on cer tificates of deposit of less than $100,000. By BARRY KRAMER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - Both the U.S. Embassy and Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky today denied a report being investigated by a Senate subcommittee that the CIA fired Ky for smuggling opium in 1963, The report, made to the Senate Foreign Expenditures subcommittee, said Ky commanded air crews in a secret CIA operation flying saboteurs to North Vietnam and took advantage of the setup to fly opium from Laos to Saigon. The U.S. Embassy said there was ''no truth in the story that Ky was removed from any position by any element of the U.S. government for opium smuggling or for any other reason." Asked if the embassy had any information connecting Ky with opium smuggling, an embassy spokesman said only: "There is no truth to the allegation." "T h e vice president just laughed when he saw the story," said a spokesman for Ky. "He said it was groundless news, and there is no truth to it at all." The spokesman added that Ky took part in the flights over North Vietnam, "but he would not get involved in smuggling. You know he pays no attention to matters about money." The Senate subcommittee's staff director, Joseph Lippman, made the report available to The Associated Press in Washington with the stipulation that the source could not be identified. Lippmoa said the report was coosidered highly reliable, The subcommittee is headed by Sen. Ernest Grueaing, D-Alaska, a critic of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. The author of the report said he was sent to Vietnam in March 1962 by an American company to serve as v.i Inspector and adviser to ground crews that maintained the aircraft used in sabotage missions. The company, the report said, "was a fictitious company set up by the CIA and (an airline) operating from Saigon's Tan Son Nhut Air Base as a blind for a program called Operation Haylift. "Operation Haylift was flying Vietnam agents into North Vietnam for the purpose of sabotage Impatient, U.S. Lists 10 New Sites such as blowing up railroads, per cent maxlrou.Ti on bridges and etc. When the pro- savings accounts and gram first began the CIA engaged air crews and their commanding officer was Col. Nguyen Ky who is now vice president of South Vietnam. "To maka a long story short, Col. Ky took advantage of this situation to fly opium from Laos to Saigoa. Of course the CIA removed Col. Ky and his flight crew anti they were replaced by Chinese Air Force pilots from Formosa. Work Soon oh Bois d'Arc Lake Road Reconstruction of State Highway 355 in Hempstead County, beginning in the Bois d'Arc Creek Game Management Area and proceeding northeast on existing route approximately 3,7 miles and ending 4 miles southwest of Spring Hill, was let at the February letting at the Ar« in Little Rock, The contract was awarded to Deep South Construction Company, Inc. of Hamburg with its low bid of $116,976,70, S, J, Clark is the president of the firm and George E. Locke is the Sec. retary-Treasurer, This company is a member of the Arkansas General Contractors is a trade association composed of contractors engaged in highway, heavy, building, and other construction who have established a reputation for skill, Integrity, and responsibility, The proposed contract will consist of approximately 3,66 miles of grading, minor drainage structures, gravel base course with double bituminous surface treatment and other miscellaneous items on the Spring Hill« Southwest Road, A work order has been issued and construction will begin very soon, The contractor will be allowed 100 work* ing days to complete the project and he stated that local labor and materials would be used as much as possible. This company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. John W. Shaw is the resident engineer. R. H, Mattox is the district engineer and William L. Moore is the assistant chief engineer. U, S. ECONOMY Americans face the prospect of. harder-to-get loans at higher interest following another hike in the Federal Reserve System's discount rate. Most bankers and home builders expect 1968 to be a good year despite higher building costs, a nationwide survey shows. VIETNAM The toll increases inthewa;-'s biggest allied offensive as U.S. forces report 116 Viet Cong killed in two clashes near Saigon. The United States looks to Hanoi for a speedy reply on the American proposal listing 10 new potential sites for peace talks. The U.S. Embassy In Saigon says there is no truth to a report being investigated by a U.S. Senate subcommittee that the CIA once fired Vice President Ky on an opium smuggling charge. BIG-CITY PROBLEM? Inertia apparently has killed any chance for a proposed pact that would allow states to send National Guardsmen to help other states cope with any riots. President Johnson calls off a planned speech to Congress that many felt, would include new attacks on big-city problems. A television executive says he believes live coverage of racial disorders gives an inaccurate picture, but television is accused of withholding news if it doesn't provide such coverage. Newspaper editors whose cities were hit by riots feel there is no need.for. a cdde of rolujeltajy, restraint In their news coverage. NATIONAL The nation's law enforcement agencies intensify their hunt for Eric Starvo Gait, the elusive loner sought in the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A Bengal tiger, a pet at children's parties, is ordered caged but the owner says he will fight the edict. 1 ' WASHINGTON The telephone strike appears to have caused little initial disruption of service across the nation. Dean Acheson says Bess Truman once intervened to prevent her husband, the president, from straining international relations by a misguided attempt to avenge her honor. INTERNATIONAL Nikita S. Khurhshcev, spending his 74th birthday in obscurity, may be laughing at the troubles of those who dumped him from his pinnacle 4 l /2 years ago. Soviet doctors must spend up to half of each day filling out forms and doing .other paperwork. TOKYO (API - North nam in effect rejected today the latest U,S. proposal on the site of preliminary peace talks on Vietnam. It described the proposal listing 10 countries as "tortuous maneuvers" to delay contacts. ••':.'" Hanoi's official Vietnam New| Agency said a spokesman of th6 North Vtetnmaese Foreign MinV istry issued a statement on thV U.S. proposal set forth bySecre* tary of State Dean Rusk. :r VNA quoted the spokesman as saying: ''Within three weeks only, the United States, which at first did not set any conditions with regard to the choice of a site for talks, have come to pile up extremely absurd and insolent conditions. Morover the 10 places advanced by Mr. Dean Rusk fall to meet even the conditioiis- posedbyit." t~ The spokesman added: "The" United States demands the 7 choice of a site where the two. parties have representations} but in the places advanced by* Mr. Dean Rusk there are onijr U.S. embassies. "The United States demands 1 the choice of a neutral country; but many of the countries prbv posed by Mr. Dean Rusk are notf neutral. Some are support bases for the U.S. war of aggression in' Vietnam. "The U.S. government's tor* r tuous manuevers, calculated to create additional difficulties and- delay the prliminary contacts 1 between the - D.R.V.N. (North Vietnam) and the U.S.A., have exposed the American peace swindle." All Around Town By The Star Staff According to the weekly Millwood Corps of Engineers report there were 29,439 persons visiting the reservoir during the past week. The Sadie Hawkins dance, sponsored annually by the Student Council of Hope High, will be held Saturday at the Youth Center with music by the Post Mortem Express of Pine Bluff , ,. admission is $1,50 per , , . anyone attending in other than Hillbilly dress will be charged more. Officials at Municipal Airport have issued a plea to local drivers to keep off the runway .,, there is no drag strip anymore but some youths are coming in anyway ,,, it is very Important for them to keep autos off all runways, Hempstead Audubon Society meets Monday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Fair park Boy Scout hut , , , George Purvis, educational division of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be guest speaker . , . persons interested in birds and wildlife are Invited. There is a report that the big Bream are biting iww on Clear Lake, below Spring Hill. At Southern State last night Margaret Lee Territt of Walso was named beauty queen,. .Gaylo Williams of Hope was first run- nerup and Judith Nash of El Dorado, second runnerup, Mrs. Jim Pruden and Mrs. Earl Lockett went to the Long Hills Golf Club in Benton Thursday and took part in a Women's Invitational Golf Tournament.,, Mrs. Pruden won Low Gross in the 4th flight, George Purvis. Chief, Educational Division, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Hempstead County Audubon Society Monday, April 32 at 7:30 p.m. In the Boy Scout Hut at Fair Park, Providence Baptist Church will have dedication services for the new church building April 21 at 2;30 p,m, , , the church is 10 miles south of Hope on Highway 29 and the Rev, Ches* ter Daniels is pastor, The Arkansas Council of Re* tail Merchants at Us annual meet* Ing In Little Rock Thursday named new officers , , , Mike Kelly of Ladies Specialty Shop, Hope, was elected to the board of directors, Flash i-iooos on Smaller State Streams By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thunderstorms stalked Arkansas this morning, creating flash flooding on smaller streams and disrupting power service in West Arkansas. A heavy thunderstorm was reported north of Van Buren early this morning that blew down signs and blew in windows. Some power lines were down and trees uprooted near Alma, Hail, one-half inch in diameter, was reported 10 miles north of Van Buren and golf-ball sized hail was reported at Ced- darville (Crawford County). The Crawford County sheriff's office said the hail knocked out electrical power at Cedarville. The showers and thundershowers are being triggered by a stationary frontal system across northern Arkansas from near Blytheville to Fort Smith; This is the system that trig? gered the hail storm in Moore., Ckla., Thursday night wherje the ground was reported covet: ed with one-inch hall. ^ A developing low pressing system in New Mexico pronv ised to bring more thunderstorms to the state tonight, A cold front is expected to enter Arkansas about midnight ai$ move out of the state by Satuf- day evening. Temperatures wijU be a little cooler and the air drier after the front passes, . -' nomination of Shriver f Confirmed WASHINGTON 'AP) - The Senate confirmed today President Johnson's nomination of & Sargent SUriver Jr. as the n$yr U»S, ambassador to Fwwje, •• Shriver, wiw has been head o> the Office of Economic Opportunity, succeeds career diplomat Charles E. Gohleu, The Senate also eo.-tfinntf Hewy Cabot lodge as amhaj^ dor to West Germany, success! ing George C. McQiee who way approved as m ambassador 4 large. Lodge is former envoy t< South YJetaaia, It approved tfce_ rwnUuatioa c &}wa]rd Clark, former sador to Australia, aivector Q| the tot pivelppin<?at Back,

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