Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 23, 1968 · Page 9
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 9

Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 23, 1968
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BtnnettPlon* to Run for REP, FEILD F»*Gm (Page 1) I fetttotity With 3 other members •:, irfrte KecK CAJJ ffle? Ally, 'defi, Sfuee Bennett announced today he would make ftne,Bi§f, raee for the Detnt>cfa» ' ud. ftafotastfon f6r goternof, •SSftiutt) who ran uftsuecess-- fully fo'f the,nominattoh IH i960, said he facfed a "battle, uphill all the .way" btit thaf he be* Uj&Ved - he eould win in the pfi- frivffy and In the November gen* er'al election, He , joins Little ftock in* suraae.6-man Frank Whitbeck Whitbeck and State Rep; Marion Crank 'of Foreman in the Den» cfatie.faee, Bennett said that during' a. "personal poll" he conducted throughout the state a few .Weeks ago he.found "apprehen* sion in the hearts of all men for the safety of their families arid the protection of their property and business," "I found confusion compounded in our fiscal affairs; cutbacks in welfare checks; dissipation of the state cushion furid; fear- that the teachers will not-get their promised salary raise; threatened proposed tax increases," Bennett said. "I found disgust with the on- again, off*agaih decision of boards and commissions. . • . "In short, I found the people of Arkansas disappointed and disenchanted with the present administration, and that it is an expensive luxury which the state of Arkansas > can no longer afford.", •.Bennett has served -four terms as attorney general. He. 'was elected-to terms in 1956, 1958, 1962 and. 1'964. He sought 're-election in 1966, but lost in the primary won by Atty. Gen. Joe Piircell. The El Dorado lawyer said the primary aim of his administration would be to create jobs "in a peaceful climate." . He' said he didn't expect to "preside over the liquidation of. our American-principles of freedom." "I believe in peaceful assembly, will fight to protect.it, and protection for those sincerely exercising this privilege," he • said;''..' .: ' .• , . . • • ''But, by . the, same token^ those I might assign to furnish this'protection will be directed t&sjppress violations .of itheJaW' committed by any citizen. In short, Arkansas will not be a haven for 'rioters, .looters "or arsonists. "Arkansas is, and must con-, tinue to be, a safe place for our families, our businesses, school , property- and public buildings." • . He said-he would wage "the most extensive personrto-person campaign possible." ' Doesn't Plan to Campaign fa Wtttate • LITTLE ROCK' (AP) - Gene Williams of Little Rock, a member of the Democratic State Committee, said Monday that he does not plan to resign irom the committee to work • in the presidential campaign of former Alabama Gov. George Wallace. ' There is a movement to oust Williams and other supporters of Wallace from the committee. ,f Williams said he had written the party rules and: that there was nothing in the- rules to pro- hibit'him from working for a third party candidate, , Wallace, is attempting to get pn the Arkansas ballot in November on the American Party of Arkansas .ticket, - Williams served as temporary Chairman of the third party's convention Saturday and was present Monday when the party filed its organisational papers with Secretary of State Kelly Bryant, Mr,* Feltcl issued the following statement! "At the present time yo"uf re* preseft'taflve has pending In. the • legislative council the following studtesj "1, to determine the effect aiid Impact of the federal wage . and' hour law 6ft state appropri* ations, the probable continued ef: fect .on the next and future gen* eral assemblies, in conforming .therewith, and its impact artd con* tinued impact on the state's economy; . . "2, . To determine' new m'sth- ods^of industrial financing to replace those; available under Amendment 49 and Act 9 bonds' which have been denied Arkansas by a recent ruling of the Federal Internal Revenue Department; "3. To determine the adequacies of the facilities at various Vocational-Technical schools in the state; ' "4. To determine if safety regulations governing television sets and antennas should be 'enacted into law by the general assembly; "3. To determine the effect upon hospitals and nursing homes in the state in the care of patients under medicare; "6. To determine the feasibility of establishing a public defender system whereby counsel; may be furnished ihdigents involved in criminal prosecutions; • ' "7. To review and .determine adequacies of laws. and procedures concerning submission, of proof of assessment of personal property and payment of personal taxes as a condition for the issuance or renewal of motor vehicle license; . • • "8. Concerning the law auth- . .orizjtog cities to levy an annual fee of $5 per motor vehicle and its impact on students attending . .colleges and universities in cities, with' such a tax; ' ' . ".9. To determine possible training and re training program's- for welfare recipients; "10. • To determine the cost to. the state of the title. XK of the Medicare program; and ''11. To determine constitutional and statutory changes that may. be required by the recent decision of the U. S. Supreme court extending the '"one man - one vote" ruling to local -'units of government: • ' • ; • ' [/'It is my hope that from these studies, and the hearings held in connection therewith, meaningful legislation, if found necessary, may be forthcoming in the next regular session of the legislature, "Through your contacts with me, it is apparent that you do not desire an increase. in taxes, but instead a curtailment of expenditures so that our. state government Will operate within its income. "I pledge you that as your representative I wUl continue to represent .you to the best of my cti, a leading candidate for the . behalf, the knowledge .acquired and experience gained in the legislature through your contiri- ued'support." Turbulent 10 Million Are Hungary, Says WASHINGTON (AP) - A report says that in the Deep South, in New England, on Indian reservations, in Appalachia — in every- section of the nation —at least 10 million Americans suffer unremitting hunger and the number of yictoms is growing, ' They suffer anemia, growth retardation and parasitic diseases usually found in underdeveloped countries, the report said. And. their infants often are fed water instead of milk, while their aged suffer dizzy spells from hunger. » "No other Western country permits such a large proportion- of its people to endure the lives we press oft our poor," the report said. "To make four-fifths of a nation more affluent than any other people-in history, we have degraded one-fifth mercilessly." The report, made public Monday by the Citizens' Board of Inquiry into Hunger and Malnutrition in the United States, urged President Johnson to' declare that a national emergency exists and to launch emergency food programs in 256 hard-hil counties, as well as migrant farm camps and some Indian reservations. It also recommended establishing a free food-stamp program, and stripping the Agriculture Department of' responsibility for food aid because it places "the interests of agricultural producers-first, the needs of the poor and hungry second." The report said only 5.4 million of the.estimated.30 million persons in poverty receive Surplus commodities or food stamps under current Agriculture Department programs. And, it added, one-third of those receiving the government aid still have' a -poor diet— according to Agriculture Department standards. "We cannot assume that any of the remaining poor—'those on' •neither .program—are getting .enough food/' -the report said. .Co-chairmen' of -the citizens' group are Benjamin E. Mays, retired president of Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga., and Leslie W. Dunbar, director of the Field Foundation, .New York. The report said the 256 counties requiring immediate food programs are in20states—most in the South and Southwest— with 47 of them in Georgia, William Bursori, Georgia welfare director, commented on the report: "As bad as the situation is in Georgia, it's not as bad as the committee painted it." In Virginia, which the report said has 14 hunger-struck counties, Director Otis L, Brown of the. Department of Welfare and Institutions said some .hunger and malnutrition problems stem from "eating and buying habits." Distant Place The name of Ultima Thule was given -in -ancient literature to the most northern of known lands. Today it means any distant place or any faraway goal. HOPE (MK) STAR, Print*) by Offset Democrat* Expect 3,000 RUSSELtVILLE, Ark, (AP)"Victory '68," a Democratic banquet and rally scheduled for May 4, is. expected to attract 3,000 Democrats from across the state. Tha featured speaker will be Mrs. Hale Boggs, wife of Rep. Hale Boggs, D-La, The event will be held on the Arkansas Tech campus and will be spon* sored by Pope County Democrats, Democratic Women and Young Democrats. Overthrow in China Is Possibility By HENRY S. BRAD3HER MOSCOW/AP) - The Soviet Communist' party said today there is a'clear possibility communism might' be overthrown, in China, In a strong attack on Mao Tse-tung's' policies, the. Soviet party's theoretical journal said, "The very existence of the Communist party of China... is now at stake. "Already clearly in sight is the danger of a change in the nature of the government in the country and, hence, a real danger to the Socialist (Communist) gains of .the Chinese revolution," the journal Kommunist said. Two Families of Christians Join Hands DALLAS, Tex. (AP) - Two families of Christians today joined hands- literally and symbolically—in a vast pageant uniting them into a single denomination, the United Methodist Church. "All praise to our redeeming Lord, who joins us by His grace," sang.the assembly in Dallas Memorial Auditorium after.the newly'combined body was formally .declared established. . It' .is the largest Protestant merger yet-in an era of multi- pi y i n g interdenominational mergers. It unites the Methodist. Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church into?a' denomination of more than .11 million adult members.'in this country. Prayers, processions chanted litanies marked the occasion. Flags of many nations bedecked the big arena, before a towering cross. The climactic moment came when E.U.B. Bishop Reuben H. Mueller, of Indianapolis, and Methodist .Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke, of New York, clasped hand, and pronounced in unison: "Lord of the church, we are united in Thee, in Thy church, including the Bible." Methodist Bishop Donald Harvey. Tippett of San Francisco, presided for .the service, with a .score of pttier. prelates, clergymen and lay people faking special roles.. Sadie Hawkins Benefit Writs-ins to Be Wotthed in Pennsylvania A large crowd was present for the Student Council sponsored Sadie Hawkins Dance, Saturday night. The pro- 1 ceeds, whick amounted to over $300,will be used to finance the extra H and S letters which have been placed in front of the High School building. Chaperones were Mr. and Mrs. George Frazier; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Martin; Mrs, W. .A. Williams, Student Council advisor; Mr.-Jimmie'England; Mrs. Lamar Cox; and Mr. .and Mrs. Crit Stuart, Jr. Wallace's Fate Due Late Today LITTLE ROCK (AP)—Secretary of State Kelly Bryant said Monday lie should know by this afternoon whether the American Party of Arkansas was success? . .ful in placing forme* Alabama Gov. George Wallace on the Arkansas ballot in November. • The party, which was formed Saturday, paid 'its necessary fees and filed its papers Mon-. day with state officials. ' ' The party has nominated Wallace for president and former . Georgia Gov. Marvin Griffin for and vice president. Jim Johnson, the unsuccessful Democratic, gubernatorial nominee- in 1966, handled the party work for the party. He said he was satisfied the party met the requirements necessary to get Wallace on the ballot by the convention ballot. . Johnson also said that his group had counted more than not divulge his personal plans. He did criticize a public opinion poll reported by the Associated Press that said Wallace would carry the state in November if Johnson weren't directing his campaign. The poll was financed by 12 prominent Democrats. Johnson said he gave no credibility to the poll. "I have an idea of the source where it came from, .but I don't know which one of his flunkies it was," Johnson said. Father of King Reports Some Threats DETROIT (AP) — Dr. Martin Luther King Sr. says he received a threatening telephone call the day after lu's son was buried, and, "I'll liave to listen now since they did make good." "But," he said, "I'm still unafraid. .I'm going to preach continually as I always have." He said he has been getting "dan- By ANTHONY J. MAY Associated Press Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) With only Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy's namn on the ballot, political observers will be watching the size of the write-in vote in todiy's Pennsylvania presidential preference primary election. Write-ins were expected to carry special weight— even lacking formal campaigns for them—on the Democratic side where the only entered candidate kept personal campaigning to a minimum. McCarthy made his sole in- person appeal for votes in one hop-scotching state tour over the weekend. Any threat to wliat his campaign managers hoped to be a net of 200,000 votes in Pennsylvania would come from write- ins'for Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, the favorite in state labor circles, and Sen. Robert F, Kennedy, whose personal appearances here early this month drew screaming throngs. GOP Gov. Raymond P. Shafer, although-his namo does not appear on the ballot, .told the Republican. State Committee he wants to go' to the national convention "as a favorite son candidate to Stave off an intraparty fight that would distract voters from the issue of state constitutional reform on which he has staked his administration's reputation. A recent Associated Press poll of candidates for delegates to the Republican convention showed the favorite son position was far from solid. Top among potential delegates' choices were New Yorjc Tuesday, April 23,1968 Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller and former Vice President Richard M. Nixon. Both ,\vere expected to get write-in support. Because the preference primary is not binding on the convention delegation the nub of the campaign is in the races for delegates. On the Democratic side, a sizable number of the 302 candidates for the 108 district seats have declared themselves to be "peace candidates" for McCarthy. Wilson Asks Economic Cooperation LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Harold Wilson opened : the ministerial meeting of the Central Treaty Organization today with an appeal for economic cooperation within the five-nation Middle East'defense pact. Britain's foreign Secretary, Michael Stewart, also stressed the economic future of the organization and said the Soviet threat Which CENTO was organized to combat .13. years ago had been lagely contained. . ; Other members of the pact are Turkey, Iran and. Pakistan, and the United States is- a partial member. ;.. Undersecretary of State'Nich- olas Katzenbach is representing the United. States. ' ,;; ' Topics considered certain to come up include the Soviet naval buildup in the Mediterranean, prospects for an Arab-Israeli settlement and Britain's; plans to withdraw its forces east of Suez by 1971. , : The three Asian members,of the alliance are improving relations with the Soviet Union arid harbor grievances . against the Western CENTO members, and; there has been widespread spec-; ulation that the alliance wilt break up. 91,009 signatures on petitions to gerous calls" for a longtime get Wallace on the ballot. Petitions carrying the signatures of 86,000 qualified voters were needed to get Wallace on the ballot. Johnson said he had directed all his efforts toward getting Wallace on the'-ballot'and would phis,. Tenn., ' . April 4. The elder king, pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta, spoke at a news conference in Detroit Monday. His visit to Detroit had been scheduled before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was shot in Mom- by an assassin Good students moke good drivers., and smart parents save with SAFECO. See vs and cut auto insurance ? : as much as 25% . ANDERSON-FRAZIER Insurance Agency, Inc. Second & Main p|ione PR 7-3481- HOPE, ARKANSAS Announcing SAFECO'S Good Student Policy If your high school or college boy Is in the upper 20% oF his class... or makes Dean'i list... or has P "B" average. ; . SEE US. You can save on your insurance. What's more- even if his grades aren't that good, you still qualify for other young driver savings. It pays out about it, Call us today. 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Golfiball-size hall was reported north of RusseUville Monday night, Siloam Springs reported a total of 3.34 inches of rain and the thundei'stormfj caused som'.- tniaor flood damage at Mona, Wind damage was reported at Almyra (Arkansas County), where trees were uprooted. High temperatures Monday ranged from 82 at Texarkaaa to 66 at Uttie Rock. Overnight lows ranged from 64 at Mom- phis to 44 at Fayetteville. Rainfall reported lor the 24? hour period ending at 6 a.m. today included .32 inches at Fayetteville, 49 at Harrison, .42 at Walnut Ridge, 1,30 at Pine Bluff, 1.53 at Blytheville, .29 at Texar.kaija, .09 at El Dorado, ,37 at Memphis, 1.12 at Little Rock and .42 at Fort Smith. «j* *T *•*•* *** *^ """ ""•"• ™™ "™** The normal range of a human voice is 150 yards on a stillday. Chrysler Newport now priced about $3.78 a month more than Ford LTD Chrysler Newport now priced about $3.78 a month more than a Ford LTD* (which is still a Ford, a high-price, low-price car). 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