Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 22, 1968 · Page 8
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The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! A Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Red River Navigation Moves Closer Hope fd«rie titite Star VOL. 69~No. 162 -10 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 22,1%8 Members Associated Press & Audi! Bateau of Cifettlatie-fig Av. net paid circulation 3 mos. ending Mireh 31,1968*3,361 to* I n editorial in the Shreveport Times last Friday, April 19, quoted Senator Russell Long as saying that the U.S. Corps of Engineers will let contract before June 30 on the first leg of the Red River navigation channel —working upstream from the confluence of the Red with the Mississippi's existing 9-foot channel. Navigation on Red River offers nothing directly to Hope, Texarkana, and Southwest Arkansas at the present time, for the current project runs only to Shreveport and possibly Daingerfield, Texas-^but it does represent a beginning. And there has to be a beginning if we are to look for future extension of the channel to our old river port of Fulton. To this writer the most significant development in the Times editorial was the emphasis the paper gave to the discarding of the old Overton riverside-canal proposal in favor of today's follow-the-river-as-is plan. The Overton proposal would have left the river's course in many places, utilitizing cut-off canals. But now the river will be developed solely on its natural course. This spells out something that previously has agitated trade relations between Hope and Texarkana. So me of the Texarkana folks have been zealous in promoting the idea that if navigation ever were extended north ofShreve- port, Fulton might be by-passed in favor of a direct canal route which would bring navigation to Texarkana's doorstep en route to the Denison dam. But today's Corps of Engineers plan kills that idea. Navigation would follow Red River's course exactly. Fulton would be the main port for both Hope and Texarkana — and if either city wished to bring navigation any closer it could do what Houston did . . . financing its own barge canal to the river, as Houston built a ship channel to the sea. Construction for navigation on the Red is beginning, but it's up to all of us in Southwest Arkansas and East Texas to help on the congressional end. For we know that powerful economic forces are opposed to waterway development. I quote the following excerpt from the April 18 bulletin of the National Waterways Conference, Inc., Washington, D.C., received today: "MoPac News, the monthly publication of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, doesn't mince any words in its March issue. 'We don't give a dam, lock or canal for water,' the newspaper states. 'If you stretch your imagination a little to envision our railroad system as the branches of a great tree, you might compare the waterway system to a parasitic vine wrapping itself around the tree. ' The two- page article sharply attacks waterway development and makes an impassioned plea for enactment of waterway user char cos." Wallace in Texarkana Thursday George Wallace of Alabama, candidate for president, will speak at the Texarkana airport about 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, according to an announcement from Texarkana this morning, Former Gov. Wallace is on tour in a private plane, anci while his speech is tentatively scheduled for 2:30 the public is asked to be on hand by 2 o'clock in the event he arrives early -- for lie will begin speaking immediately on arrival. Today's announcement came from Hill Thompson, member of the Texarkana Wallace • for • President Committee, Sanitation Union Asked LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The AmtM'icati Federation of the State, Counly and Municipal Employes of the AFL-CIO has been asked by a majority of Little Rock's samtatioa workers to represent them. The board lias not recognised unions as bargaining agents in the past. Uttle Rock firemen iiave been organized for 50 years but the board lyis declined to deal with the union. Court Order Defied by Phone Group By NEIL GIL BRIDE AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The A F L -C I 0 Communications Workers defied back-to-work court orders today in two states in the fifth day of the nationwide telephone strike, and said the injunctions blocked chances for an early settlement. "All hopes for a quick solution have faded," said CWA President Joseph A. Beirne, who denounced the court orders obtained by Southern Bell Telephone Co. in Alabama and Kentucky as "preposterous" and "anti-union." Beirne said the injunctions indicated the Bell Telephone System, and its parent American Telephone and Telegraph Co., want "to go on fighting" the strike of nearly 200,000 union members in some 40 states, instead of settling the wage dispute at the bargaining table. AT&T President Ben Gilmer reported meanwhile that telephone service in most areas was being maintained without undue trouble despite the first nationwide strike in 21 years. "Management people who are filling in at the switchboard are gaining experience, and customer cooperation has been most gratifying," Gilmer said. Some customers, however, found it strange to dial for an operator and hear a man's voice reply instead of the usual female "voice with a smile." In addition to the union's angry reaction to the court injunctions, company reports of cables being cut and phone booths damaged, and union charges that company supervisors were driving trucks into pickets, further heated tempers in the strike. Beirne called his 13-man union executive board into session Sunday to consider Gilmer's offer to explore a union proposal. But the meeting ended after eight hours "without any prospect for an immediate settlement," Beirne said. No formal company-union talks are scheduled, he said. The injunctions order Bell System employes whose contracts have not expired to go back to work despite picket lines of their fellow union members— telephone installers employed around the nation by the Bell subsidiary, Western Electric Co. Some 23,000 Western Electric telephone installers in about 40 states are on strike, in addition to Bell System operators, linemen, repairmen, clerks and other workers in 15 states. Western See COURT ORDER On Page 10 Chart shows U.S. peak defense budgets during years of conflict. Approximately a third of current moneys allocated for defense will be spent on the Vietnam war. Separation of Church, State Is a Top Issue of U.S. High Court Only Nine Senators Have to Run LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court today upheld a Circuit Court ruling that only nine state senators must stand for re-election this year. The ruling was on a suit filed by the Republican party which raised the question of how many senators had to stand for election this year. Under a revision of the senatorial districts according to the U. S. Supreme Court's one man, one-vote doctrine, 26 senators were elected in 1966, leaving nine as holdovers. The state constitution requires the election of 18 senators in one year and 17 two years later. The GOP contended that senators should draw lots after an See ONLV NINE (on paga ten) Seat Belts Can Save Lives But Very Few Drivers Use Them By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail. Safety experts estimate that auto seat belts, now mandatory in all new cars, could save 8,000 lives a year. But a recent check showed ' that barely half the drivers use them on long trips, and only 38 per cent on local trips, In a single year the number who said they had belts but never wore them rose from 10 per cent to 17 per cent. Agriculture started the human population explosion. Scientists believe that during the long period when man did not know how to till the earth and lived by hunting and foraging, there were only about seven million people in the ontire world, Since birds have been around for millions of years, why isn't the earth covered by their feathers? Because nature provided a microbe that breaks them down. But we now face the problem of having civilization inundated by old nylon stockings and discarded detergent containers. No microbe exists that can break down many modem plastics and artificial fibers. Fashion note: Sideburns are becoming high style in some masculine circles, particularly for evening wear. So, tu a lesser extent, are mustaches and goatees. The man too shy to wear them during business hours can buy a whole set of falsies for $150, or a pair of sideburns alone for $50. Quotable notables: "Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40, after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely,"- Christian Dior, bisects have by no means lost their continuous war for survival with the human race. House flies can become resistant to our best insecticides in as little as two years. Some even get de* pendent on the stuff, and have a hard time living without it, The odds: If your community lias been ravaged by a tornado, it might cheer you to know that the probability is it won't be struck by another twister for another 250 years, even though it lies in a storm belt, On the other hand, reports National Geographic, Oklahoma City has been hit by 2G tornadoes since 1892. "Emergency, emergency." Most physicians seem allergic to the rural life. Some 5,000 U.S. communities now have no doctor. In New York and Massachusetts there is a doctor fore v- SeeSEAT PEUTS On Page 3 WASHINGTON (AP) - A New Y<>ck case involving the separation of church and state issue tops the Supreme Court calendar as it .opens two weeks of hearings, the last of its current term. The high court is scheduled today to hear two hours of arguments in a bid by two New York school districts to overturn a state law requiring public school systems to lend textbooks to students in parochlil schools. Arrayed in opposition to the boards, one in the Albany area and the other on Long Island, are the U.S. government, the State of New York, five other states with similar laws, three organizations with religious ties and a major union. Supporting the boards are the New York Civil Liberties Union, the American Jewish Committee, the American Jewish Congress, the Anti-Defamation See SEPARATION OF On Page 2 Group Talks Over Problem of Litter The Hope Retail Merchants Association asked City Sanitarian, Jewel May, to meet with them for a discussion of how the downtown area trash problem could be handled to prevent Utter being scattered over the alleys and rear premises of the business houses, Mr. May expalined that the Sanitary Ordinance provides that all trash must be placed in some type of container that will prevent it being scattered, but a great many merchants do not handle their trash in compliance with the law. He said that keeping the alleys clean did not present too much of a problem, but that vacant spaces behind the stores were the res- ponsibllity of the owner. He said, however, that city crews were sent occasionally to clean up the back of these premises. The sanitary law further pro. vides that business houses must keep their sidewalks clean and unobstructed and the premises clean of weeds and other growth, The Retail Merchants Association asked Mr, May to send information to all business houses ex* plaining the Sanitary law and ask* ing their support in keeping the downtown area clean. He said that a letter would be sent to all the downtown businesses and that he would personally work with any businesses that needed further information or assistance on plans for storing their trash until it could be picked up. Trash in the downtown area is picked up nightly except Sunday. New Clash in Korea, Four Killed By K. C. HWANG Associated Press Writer SEOUL (AP) - Three North Koreans and one American were killed Sunday in the second major clash in eight days in the U.S. sector of the Korean front. Each side accused the other of starting the battle in which three Americans were Wounded. The U.N. Command demanded an investigation by a joint team of observers, as provided by the 1953 Korean armistice. The Communist side ignored a request for an observers' meeting today, a U.N. spokesman said. The spokesman said a group of at least eight North Korean soldiers opened fire on a U.N. patrol in the 2nd U.S. Infantry Division are of the demilitarized zone. The patrol returned the fire and intermittent shooting went on for two hours, the spokesman said. Three of the Commuoist soldiers who had crossed the military demarcation line were killed, but their bodies were apparently dragged back because they could not be found Monday, he added. A North Korean broadcast said the American force was made up of "over 50 fully armed bandits" who slipped across the demilitarized uone and attacked a Communist guard post near Daiduksan. The broadcast said "several armed \»ndits" were killed in the "fierce lire." It made no meations ofl^forth Korean casualties, j., On Easter Sunday south ot the Panmunjom armistice conference area, Communist ambush filled two American and two 'South Korean soldiers and wounded two other Americans. Another American was wounded Saturday while on patrol duty in the buffer zone, the U.N. Command said. Later Saturday, a U.N. observation team investigating the shooting was fired on. Hanoi Holding Out for Two Sites, Lashes the U.S. for Not Accepting TOKYO (AP) - North Viet* nam charged Sunday that the United States, "instead of going 'any place,' has set two and then four conditions" for the preliminary talks to arrange a Vietnam peace conference. Hanoi's Communist party newspaper Nhan Dan indicated the North Vietnamese still are holding out for the two sites which the United State rejects — Phnom Penh, Cambodia, or Warsaw, Poland. The Hanoi government has rejected 10 sites proposed by the United States. Nhan Dan again accused President Johnson of going back on his assertion that U.S. envoys would go anywhere at any time in efforts to end the war. Johnson asked Thursday for assurances that the conference site would be accessible toother governments involved in the war, that it have adequate and presumably secure communications, that it be open for news coverage and that it be a place where neither side would have a psychological or propaganda advantage. Clark Sees Cutback in Vietnam W. Ave. Job Is Hit by Letter Editor The Star: Recently you had an article in your paper questioning a part of Interstate 30 up close to Arkadelphla, as to what ment d was holding up the program, and the rumors you had heard. It brings to mind something right here in Hope-rumors 5"* ti " n ',, t about a certain street that was torn up and not finished. I don't suppose I have to teU you I am talking about West Avenue B. There have been rumors that the city ran out of money, had lost Its contract, and some said wasn't going to be finished, I feel sorry for the people who live on Avenues C. and D and Briant Street. Those streets are gravel and the only decent streets that carry the traffic going and coming from the genera tor plant, G. & S., and the Gunter lumber mill. I live on Briant Street and work at the generator plant; therefore I know there are about 150 people working there and from 75 to 100 drive cars. That's not counting the people who live down Old 67 and who have to travel West Avenue B. If West Avenue B Isn't going to be completed soon, or completed at all, can't Avenue C and the streets I mentioned be paved or blacktopped? Avenue B can't be blamed on the failure of the street bond issue. It was torn up before the bond issue was voted on, Please see if you can round up some answers for me and a number of omer people. MRS. THOMAS COBB April 17, 1968 Route 4; Box 285-C Hope, Ark. •NEW YORK (AP)-Secretary of Defense Clark M. Clifford said today South Vietnam's increased fighting effectiveness will permit a leveling off of U.S. efforts in the war and "in due time" permit gradual troop reduction. Clifford made that assessment in a speech prepared for the annual: membership meeting of .the Associated Press. ' It was his first public address since he became defense chief seven weeks ago. Clifford said his assessment was based on results of a comprehensive review of American policies and programs in Vietnam, ordered by the President after the setbacks of the Communists' Tet offensive. "The results were clear and the results were encouraging," Clifford declared. "They disclosed that Hanoi could not bend South Vietnam to its will by military force. "We concluded that Americans will not need always to do more and more, but rather that the increased effectiveness of the South Vietnamese govern- its fighting forces will now permit us to level off our effort—and in due time to be- the gradual process of re- AP News Digest VIETNAM»KOREA U. S. Marines attack North Vietnamese troops near Khe Sanh and kill 21. BS2s raid the A Shan Valley again. Three North Koreans and an American die in a two-hour clash in the Korean demilitarization zone. George McArthur's War Vignette: Sgt. Marvin Powall never thought he'd be battling Chinese herb doctors In the Me* kong Delta. POLITICS Richard M. Nixon has started his second major campaign theme in his drive for the Republican presidential nomination—what he calls the federal budget crisis. Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, scores J. Edgar Hoover, Dean Rusk and Richard M. Nixon. WASHINGTON The AFL-CIO communications workers defy back-to-work court orders in two states as the nationwide telephone strike continues. A New York case involving the issue of church-state separation tops the Supreme Court ca- lender as it opens two weeks of hearings. Ruby Martin calls herself "a living example of the benefits of integrated education." She's the new chief of the federal school desegregation program. NATIONAL Final steps are being taken for a merger of two Protestant denominations amid tensions underscored by a walkout of Negroes from mass communion services. INTERNATIONAL Britain's Conservative party is split over the racial situation in that country. A $700,000 shipment of diamonds is missing in the wreckage of a South African airliner that crashed, killing 122 per- Enemy May Be Planning Big Attack By EDWIN & WHITE Associated Press Writer ..„ SAIGON (AP) - All Sdutft", Vietnamese army units in Sal* gon and the surrounding 11: provinces were put oh a 100 per cent alert today because of intelligence reports indicating an,. Impending big attack on the" capital, Vietnamese sources re/;," ported. ".1 American officials did not ap* r pear to give much credence to the reports, An American milf£ tary spokesman said U.S. troops, were on the same alert they've" been on since the Viet Cong's lunar new year offensive in Feb-, riary. Vietnamese troops had been on a 50 per cent alert since thel February offensive, with half 6£ them allowed overnight passes^" Now all troops are restricted tb their bases. _,1 The intelligence reports said the. Communist attacks woultf be on the scale of those during" the February offensive, whe$ thousands of Viet Cong aflfl. North Vietnamese troops infil-, trated Into Saigon and attacked' all over the city. Officials reported Sunday thai a North Vietnamese colonel had" surrendered and turned over- plans for another assault on S&- gon by 10,000 enemy troops. * '^ The colonel, the highest ranis-"' ing defector to fall Into allied: hands, said the assault had beeif, planned for today but some ufl-~ known circumstance had result^ ed in a delay. Allied forces reported killing" at least 135 enemy soldiers Sunday in six clashes within 40 miles of Saigon. Most were Iri areas where allied forces have See ENEMY MAY, (on page ten) Night Classes to Begin at Tech School Ho Fines for Books During Library Week Bad Weather Warning Issued LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The U.S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock issued a tornado watch today for Sevier, Little River and Polk counties until 5 p.m. to. day. All Around Town By The Star Staff sons. Night classes will begin April 23 at Red River Vocational Technical School according to Mrs. Alvin Huckabee, Chairman Business Education Department. The courses are: Accounting and office machines; shorthand and typing; and office practice. Many states and communities Each class will meet on Tues- across the country are celebrat- day and Thursday nights from 7 ing National Library Week. April to 9 p.m. until May 30. 21.29. Mrs. Huckabee explained that In observance of The Week the a .person would take one class Hempstead Nevada Regional Li- for the two hours period. All brary is havinga Fine Free Week, interested persons are Invited Anyone who has an overdue book to attend these classes. A $5.00 from the library may return dur- enrollment fee is charged, ing this week without paying a fine — regardless of how long the book has been out. Students may take their overdue books to their teacher or to the school library. Persons not able to return books during library hours may leave them in the box at the front door of the library. Vapor Lights Throughout City Planned Keenan Williams, a pre-mini- steral student at Hendrix College, preached his first sermon Sunday night, April 14 at the First Methodist Church of Conway , , , It was entitled "A Time to Stand," , , , He is the son of Mr, and Mrs. LaGrone Williams, The Millwood Shrine Club will have Ladies Night Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Diamond, When Earl O'Neal and friends from Conway went to Big Island on the White River this weekend to hunt wild turkeys, he bagged one, , , He got one last year at the same place, Mrs, Jud B, The City Electric Department is installing Mercury Vapor lighting throughout the City, changing out all incandescent fix* hires. The new Mercury Vapor fisf- tures provide nearly 3 times .as much light as the old fixtures better Boat Cap«iie$, Man Drowned By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS C6CEOLA, Ark. (AP,WR. B. Sims of Victoria (Mississippi County) drowned Saturday night when his boat caps&ed while he was fishing a chute of the Mississippi River near Uix- ora. W. B. Ruggles has been a patient at Wadley Hospital in Texarkana the last two weeks, , , Though he cannot have visitors, he would welcome cards and let* ters from his friends. Paisley PTA Martindale, president; Mrs, Bill and use about the same amount Brown, vice -president; Mrs, of electric current, The new light- Galen May, secretary; Mrs.Wes- ing system will make Hopeone.Qt ley Barton, treasurer and Mrs, the few towns to tne State coo> Wayne Whitley, historian, pletely lighted by Mercury Vapor lighting, The downtown area ancl The District 4-AA track meet some of the highways were chang- has been set for April 23-27 at ed over several years ago, Hope High School, Along with tarnishing tne dential section a much b Perry's Motel and Truck Stop lighting job, it will save tneelefr has been cited by Travelmats trie department many nours $ Corporation of America, Prairie labor now spent replacing burned du Chien, Wisconsin, as one of ovjt lamps, The life of a Mereurj? the outstanding stops in this part Vapor lamp is several years, of the country, They seldom burn o«t but are r«« placed when Uie light output falls Some 2,991 University ofOkla- to a low point, Lamps in tne dowtt- homa students earned places on town section were recently chaflf* the University honor toll tor tra ed out after over 4 years of 89?« 1967 fall semester, , .tne honor vice, At this point it was esti* roll includes Clyde Dale Zlnn, mated tbat the light output had faj,, son of Mrs, Clyde Zinn of Hope len about 40 per cent, and Betty Ruth Schanek, daugh- It will take about 450 osigfei ter of Mr, and Mrs, Breck Sche- borhood light fixtures to corople^ nek of Hope, There will be an adult sewing class Monday night from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Spring Hill Home Economics Dept, at the Spring Hill School , , . the lesson will be on making drapes, Mrs. B. J, Willhite installed the following new officers of the the job and the electric ment has already Installed Most of the North side of Some 19 journalism scholar ships were presented last week has been changed and at a Journalism Day Awards ban- able work has been dons to quet at the University of Arkan- Southeast section of town, 1 sas,,, the Dumas Clarion Award vrork is being titow i# tn* of $300 each went to Virginia Lee crews as taey caa fit U iata Walks, University sophomore of er distrlbutiou work uid is Henderson god Ciwdy Lou Reese, pecte4 to be freshman, from Hope, tiwe tbls fell*

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