Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 22, 1968 · Page 1
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DUcrepencIes in the King Slaying Probe Admitted by Officer B(JST(E m3.:i had taken dancing lessons to New ° 3rleans & 1W4-65. The sald Iafet the earlier de* ^r •i« tanking Memphis police officer scrlption should have said Gait acknow edges there are "a reportedly took dancing lessons of dwPecies" in , rather than stating it flatly. official descriptions of the man Driring that time, Ray was in sought as the sniper slayer of AHt WITH A POINT gets finishing touch from sculptor Arnold Schambretta. The German artist works mostly with plastic materials—this piece is done in synthetic glass. Picket Lines in 10 Cities in Arkansas •'["bets of f'^ Workers LITTLE ROCK (AP) r Mem- the Communications of America walked lines In 10 Arkansas •'-"-cities today as the strike against the Western Electric Co.. continued. -'.> A spokesman for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. ... . .*wj**»v»iw vyw.j MWestenrEtectrte's parent firm, Dn Martin Luther KlngJr, Asst, Chief Bill Price referred to statements that James Earl Ray, 40, an escaped Missouri convict, and Eric Starvo Gait, first sought for King's April 4 assassination in Memphis, are the samo person. "You don't know what to look for," Price said Sunday as officers here and elsewhere contin* ued their investigation of the slaying, the nationwide man* hunt continues. The FBI Issued a conspiracy warrant Wednesday for Gait, then updated their case Friday by saying a fingerprint compir- ison showed Gait was really Ray. . The naming of Ray in the case caused confusion, primarily because earlier official statements indicate that Gait and Ray were in different places at the samo ttmrv. When Gait was charged as a conspirator in King's death by rifle bullet, the FBI said the Bennett to Jell Plans Tuesday guberna- Bennett said Sunday that he was calling a news conference for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Marion Hotel here. ed an unidentified source as saying the former attorney gen- XT' LITTLE ROCK (AP) - For...... - » mer Atty. Gen. Bruce Bennett -...•said pickets were seen for the is expected to announce Tues- 'first time at El Dorado Satur- ^ y that he will be a candidate "'* da £v , for the Democratic .« They also were walking In torial nomination. .rLittle Rock, Conway, Fort r-Smith, Fayetteville, Hot Springs, •^Camden, Pine Bluff, Forrest ;; City, Jonesboro and El Dorado, -/he said. There are about 200 members •ftrf-the union in Arkansas, but gabout 150 -members of other 3 unions are honoring the picket -lines. S Boat Tips and S Child Drowned » MIAMI, . Fla. (AP) - Taxi Kdrlver John Shaw took his wife son sailing in his'»lC>foot. oat SuadayVitheifirst-voyage Q|j41magination, SEthe tiny: craft since the child, "Gov. Noe ^Gerald, was born four years Sago. ; 5 While tacking 200 feet off- sphore, the small vessel ^swamped and capsized. There Sjwere no life preservers. Shaw Saud his ;wlfe passed Gerald be- Stween them but the child £drowned before help came, the Missouri State Prison at Jefferson City, serving a 20»yea.r sentence for a 1959 super market robbery. The age of the mm also was in conflict, Witnesses who -saw A man in a Memphis rooming house from where the fatal bullet was fired estinu'ed his age as in the late 20s. The FBI, in issuing its warrant for Gait, said he had given his birthdate July 20, 1931. That would make him 35, The FBI said Friday Ray is 40. Tha personalities of the two m?n are sometimes at odds. A prison pal described Ray as virtually a nondrinker. The FBI describes Gait as a fanciver of beer and vodka, There were other differences: Gait: neaf appearance. Ray: careless appearance. Gait: Southern accent. Ray: born in Altoa, III. No Southern accent. Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark, who came to Memphis after King was slain, at first ruled out a conspiracy, but then the FBI issued its warrant for Gait on a conspiracy charge. Upholds Ban of Sexy Magazines WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court upheld today the power of states to keep sexy magazines from children. At the same time, however, the court struck down a Dallas scheme to shield children from violent or sexy movies, on a HOP! (AIM) STAR, Metf by Offset SEPARATION OF (Prom Page t) League of B'nai B'rith and Pro* testanis and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Marvin E. Pollock of New York City, attorney for the two school boards, said in a brief filed earlier with the court that "Now 'fork is using its taxing powyr to support religious insti* tutions" and thus violating the First Amendment. Countered Atty. Gen. Louts J. Lefkowlte ,)f New York: "The provision of textbooks to all children, enrolled in grades 7 through 12, without regard to the nature of the school attended, does not constitute an establishment or aid to religion, but rather an aid and benefit to the child receiving the textbooks." Justice T, Paul Kan* of the New York Supreme Court, in declaring the law unconstitutional In August 1966, said the First Amondmanf ban applied on grounds that since pupils arg part of a school, aid given to pupils is aid given to schools. Kane was overruled in January 1967 by the appellate division. And the state law was fur • ther upheld in June by a 4-3 vote of the Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York. IMIVU Uf VMWWL Southern State College Beauties was unconstitutionally «C«ffis ^-JW^ volved a 1965 New York state $50,000. "I wish it were true, but it's •just, a. figment of somebody's ""•"BernieU said, and myself have been friends for many years, and I have the utmost respect and honor for him, but that's as far as it goes. L L . „ , "Should I make the race for rare tartaric wolf puppies have governor of Arkansas, it will be ^ een *>°™** Tulsa '? .Motawfc tha same as in the past - on Park Zoo. Mohawk officials sad Reports Only Faubus Can Beat WR LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller is in political trouble, but former Gov. Orval Faubus is the only Democrat likely to beat him in the general election, according to a poll financed by 12 prominent a Democrats. One of the 12 told The Associated Press that the poll, conducted by an out-of-state firm, also indicated that no member of Arkansas' congressional delegation would face serious reelection problems, and that former Vice President Richard M. Nixon was the leading presidential contender in th state. The Democrat, who asked to remain unidentified, said Faubus was shown the poll last Tuesday, just before he returned to his "western hideaway," but expressed no interest in running. Weather Experiment Station report for 24- hour s ending at 7 a.m. Monday, High 63, Low 57, precipitation .42 of an inch. Forecast ARKANSAS - Considerable cloudiness and mild with widely scattered showers and a chance of thunderstorms through Tuesday. Low tonight 56-66. Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low Albany, cloudy 73 48 Albuquerque, clear 64 33 Atlanta, cloudy Bismarck, rain Boise, clear Boston, cloady Buffalo, cloudy Chicago, cloudy Cincinnati, cloudy Cleveland, cloudy 3 Rare Wolf Puppies Born TUL3A, Okla. (AP) - Three. The Democrat said Frank Whitbeck and state Rep. Mirion Denver, cloudy Crank,"ffie..only;,announced can- Des Molnes, cloudy didates for the Democratic gub- ~ ernatorial nomination, ran "neck and neck" against Rockefeller, but trailed the governor by four percentage points. small donations from hundreds ffle ? *> elle , ve the coal black of well-wishers." are *-"° " rs * 0; ^ e breed to be born at a U.S. zoo. The breed usually is found In Eurasia and Pakistan. MERGUfflrS 82 62 59 3G 51 28 49 44 . 67 47 67 50 74 54 64 42 57 29 7 54 63 49 50 32 69 64 44 18 83 73 50 59 40 56 G7 50 74 57 74 58 84 69 65 42 66 50 the competitive edge! Montego's size, power and luxury...tops in its class! I MERCURY MOHTEBO CYCLONE WINS DAYTON* SOD! 1068 Montego Cyclones stormed lirst and second in Ameiica's toughest stock cai competition . . . prool twice over that Mercury's a 0 ' it • . • the competitive edge. MERCURY MONTEGO SPORTS COUPE Montego ... an entire new line of cars 13 models long! They're Mercury's lowest priced luxury cars ... 13 reasons why Mercury dealers are shattering sales records all across America. We've put everything you want out of a car into Montego! See 'em all. Detroit, cloudy Fairbanks, cloudy Fort Worth, cloudy Helena, clear Honolulu, clear Indianapolis, cloudy 68 Jacksonville, cloudy 95 Juneau, cloudy 52 Kansas City, cloudy 70 Los Angeles, clear Louisville, clear Memphis, cloudy Miami, fog Milwaukee, cloudy MpIs.-St.P., cloudy New Orleans, cloudy 81 71 Now York, rain Okla. City, rain Omaha, rain Philadelphia, rain Phoenix, clear Pittsburgh, cloudy Ptlnd, Me., cloudy Ptlnd, Ore., clear Rapid City, snow Richmond, cloudy St. Louis, cloudy Salt Lk. City, snow San Diego, clear San Fran., clear Seattle, clear Tarnpa, cloudy Washington, clear Winnipeg, cloudy (T-Trace) 72 49 72 59 69 52 63 49 76 56 74 51 52 45 58 34 50 32 80 50 72 55 41 32 66 55 58 54 55 39 86 70 76 50 53 30 — College photo by Don Hale Jr. Miss Margaret Perritt, junior English major from Waldo, has been chosen Miss Southern State and will represent the college in the Miss Arkansas Pageant at Hot Springs later this year. Chosen as alternates were Miss Gail Williams (left) of Hope, first runnerup, and Miss Judith Nash of El Dorado, second runnerup, Miss Perritt, member of the college newspaper staff, college beauty and cheerleader, is the reigning Miss Young Republican of Arkansas. Winners were chosen at the college's annual Miss Southern State Pageant this week. Monday, April 22,1968 $700,000 in Diamonds Missing WINDHOEK, South-West Afri. ca (AP> - A $700,000 shipment of diamonds wis missing today in the wreckage of a South Afri. can jetliner that crashed Saturday night, killing 122 persons. Six persons survived the crash, including American dip. lomatlc courier Thomas Taylor, The U.S. diplomatic pouches he took aboard in Johannesburg, South Africa, were recovered from the wreckage Sunday. South African Airways' newest Boeing 707 had just taken off from Windhoek, first of four stops on a flight from Johannesburg to London, when it began to wobble and plummeted out of sight. Watchers at the airport heard a crash and saw flamos spurt into the sky. Rescuers said they found Taylor beside the wreckage and he told them: "Don't worry about me. See to the others." Taylor, 36, of Tahlequah, Okla., was reported in good condition. Two Persons Killed in Accidents Mistrial Ordered in Murder Case WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) — Circuit Judge Andrew Ponder of Newport ordered a mistrial here Saturday after an all- male jury remained deadlocked for 16 hours in the first degree murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Clark. Ponder said he would set a new trial as soon as possible for the slender, 52-year-old grandmother, who is accused of the pistol slaying of her husband, Millard Clark, 51, at their By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two persons died in traffic accidents on Arkansas high- apartment here March 18, 19G7. wavs du4ri ^ "I? 54 -'j our week- Mrs. Clark is to remain free end period ending at midnight on $25,000 bond. Sunday< The jury got the case about 4I State p ° Tlice identified the vic- 11:40 a.m. Friday and recessed y_ ms as James Robert Raper, at 9:05 p.m.. It resumed its de- i 7 ' of .. Riv . erside ' .Calif., and liberations Saturday morning, reported at 4:05 p.m. that was hopelessly deadlocked George Wellington, 37, of Kirby- but it 6-C. Ponder had instructed the jury to acquit Mrs. Clark or sentence her to life in prison. The state hadn't asked for the death penalty. Mrs. Clark contended during the trial that her husband was shot accidentally in a fall. The United States is the world's leading oil producer. Officers said Raper was killed early Saturday morning when his car struck a concrete divider. Authorities said the accident occurred at Norfork Dam on Arkansas 177. Wellington was killed Saturday in a one-car accident in the Camden city limits. Officers said Wellington apparently lost control of the car in a curve and was thrown from the ve- THE TRADING POST 305* 315*3251. Third $t. Spends 61 • Days in Coffin I Underground • LONDON (AP>- Mike Meaney T rose into a sunny London today T after Gl days underground in a A coffin and smiled at a bar- T maid: "Do you have a pint of V bitter beer, darlin'?" 4 The 33-year-old Irish bartend- A er had been at the bottom of an T eight foot deep grave since Feb. T 21. A He was ashen and unable to T stand. But In.; told a doctor: "I T feel wonderful." A Meaney claims the world nn- T derground record from Bill V White of Austin, Tex., who .spent A 55 days underground. T Meaney is a former gruvedig- T ger from Tipperary, A Matthews Won't A Ask Re-election NOKTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Hep. Charles D. MaUtewi of North Little Hock, one of the more popular freshmen members of the House U.KJ a strong critic of Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, satd Wodne.sd.ty ho would not seek re-election. TO THE CITIZENS OF HEMPSTEAD COUNTY: Construction will start soon on State Highway 355, beginning in the Bois D'Arc Creek Game Management Area and ending 4 miles southwest of Spring Hill. This project will consist of minor drainage structures, grading, and other miscellaneous items that will be necessary to complete the job. During the course of this work there will be several pieces of construction equipment, large and small, at work along this route. If you travel this route, please do so with extreme caution, watch for any machinery present and observe the flagmen and all warning signs. We are concerned with your safety as we are our own. Traffic will be maintained at all times. The nature of this work will cause many inconveniences that will be unavoidable but with your cooperation we will be able to complete this work in a minimum of time. Our company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our intent to build a quality road of which Hempstead County can be proud of and be worth every tax dollar that all of us expect as taxpayers. Remember: ARKANSAS PROGRESSES THROUGH BETTER ROADS Deep South Construction Company, Inc. P.O. Box 388 Hamburg, Arkansas t t • •

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