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The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! S Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H, Washburn Shrub Barriers to Shield Lights on Interstate Roads ome months ago the Fulton- Texarkana stretch on Inter* state 30 was opened to traffic and in reporting the event I wrote this criticism: The pairs of lanes of the divided highway are fairly close most of the way and carry the same handicap of single-road traffic- fighting the headlight glare of oncoming cars in night driving. I suggested the obvious solution would be to plant trees or tall shrubs as a light screen between Interstate 30's two roadways; and this past week-end we read that such plans are under way. J. B. (Ben) Hogan, who heads the beautification section of the State Highway Department, announced Sunday that a shrub- planting program is under way on Interstate 55 which runs from the Missouri line southward through Blytheville. He added that this is expensive business— but worth the cost as an accident preventive. Last year $20,000 was spent on shrubs for Interstate 55 from the Missouri line to Blytheville, and a new $147,000 program will continue the work from Blytheville south to West Memphis. The same program will be applied to Interstate 30 next fall, from Texarkana to Fulton, if expected funds come through, Mr. Hogan said in last Sunday's newspapers. Hope Star Printed by 0 City SttbacrltefS! to tteei* yea* sur pl*i*piM*; PRW43I &ttit*l«!*$lfi5i>l -Sttufdir feteft or bf 5p«m, tiki i writer tilt telttw fear VOL. 69-No. 163 -12 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 23,1888 Member! Associated f»ress & Audit fittfelu Av, net |jatdcif6uktion3mos 4 e«lifigMirchSl niiintiilra-. Solution in Phone Strike Dim By NEIL GIL BRIDE AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Hopes appeared dim for renewed negotiations anytime soon in the nationwide strike of some 200,000 telephone workers as union attorneys sought to upset an Alabama court injunction against the walkout. "There's nothing to report" on the prospect for new wage talks, a spokesman for the striking AFL-CIO Communications Workers said Monday. There has been no formal bargaining since the strike began six days ago in some 40 states. Company spokesmen said telephone service— mostly automated— remained largely unaffected by the strike. The Alabama injunction applied only to the approximately 8,000 strikers in that state but CWA President Joseph A. Beirne said the state court order blocked any early possibility of settling the nationwide walkout. The Alabama strikers continued to ignore the injunction, issued Saturday by Circuit Judge James A. Hare of Dallas county, while union lawyers sought to have the case transferred to federal court in Mobile. The case was placed on the docket of U.S. District Court there. A similar union legal strategy succeeded Monday in Kentucky, where Federal Judge James Gordon voided a state injunction and said Southern Bell Tele- seek as a Safety Program What kind of shrubs will you see along the Interstate system? Bryan Davis, highway landscape architect at Little Rock, has the P hone c °- would ]> ave answers. As you might have some other remedy such guessed, privet hedge is a favor- suit for damages if it fe t it had ite glare-stopper-highway offi- **? valid complaint against the cials preferring the Amur River unif , on ' _ ,, .. . .. . . variety. But other hedges also * u H" 9 ™,*? 11 ' Wh , 2*? t are used, among them being *?«» the AlabHama and Kentucky Photina evergreen and Canaerti ***** court orders, contended Its jumper- varieties which grow employes were i legally refusing fast and big cross the picket lines of tele- But there'will be some experi- P h °" e installers. mentingontheTexarkana-Fulton Tne strike Communications RAY DAVIS — Hope Star photo Trooper Ray Davis of Arkansas State Police presented a safety program at Red River Vocational Technical School, Friday. Mr. Davis stressed highway safety and defensive driving. Figures Draft Call by 1968 Could Present by 100,000 Survey for Nixon Is Challenged By JACK BELL AP Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Jacob K. Javits challenges the results of a national opinion poll indicating Richard M. Nixon could defeat any of the three leading potential Democratic presidential nominees. Javits said in an interview that this sampling of potential Voters will not affect efforts being made to get his fellow New Yorker, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, actively into the race to oppose Nixon for the Republican presidential nomination. Nixon's aides were so elated by the Gallup Poll results that they called the survey to the attention of newsmen. "I think the poll which shows Nixon could defeat the Democrats represents a fragmentation of the Democratic strength among three candidates," Javits said. "It does little to demonstrate that he could beat a single Democratic nominee wht had his party united behind him. "Of course it's better from Nixon's standpoint that the poll showed him a winner rather than a loser. But in terms ( general election, I don't thL^» u means anything," said Javits. Nixon, who has been fighting to shed the "can't win" tag pinned on him after the 1960 presidential and 1962 California gubernatorial elections, got a political lift out of the poll which matched him individually with Sens. Eugene J. McCarthy and Robert F. Kennedy announced Democratic candidates, and Vice President Hubert H. Hum, phrey, who is exacted to an- 8 nourice Saturday!!' ^ Enemy Has Destroyed $132 Million in U.S. Aircraft en Ground AP News Digest By BOB ttORTON AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Gen. Earle G. Wheeler says the enemy has destroyed or damaged $132.5 million in U.S. aircraft on the ground in Vietnam-a toll he contends could have been drastically cut by use of shelters. Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told inquiring senators that special protective shelters now proposed for European-based U.S. planes could have held these plane and helicopter losses in Vietnam to about $7 million. The Pentagon has decided against providing anything more than side-walled barricades, with no roofs, for aircraft in Vietnam because the enemy doesn't operate bombers over the South. Wheeler said the total cost of aircraft wiped out by hostile ground fire between Jan. 1, 1964 and Feb. 9, 1968 amounted to $94,033,000. This included 122 planes and helicopters destroyed by enemy mortars, recollless rifles, satchel charges or small-arms fire, Wheeler said. In addition, 590 other planes and helicopters " r ere damaged in 1966 an* 1 " , requiring $38.5 -<"':' .opairs,hesaid. ...v;bier also disclosed that during the major thrust of the Viet Cong's Tet holiday offensive last Jan. 29-Feb. 1, U.S.air units suffered heavily. In an estimate drawn up during the first week of February, he figured the enemy destroyed 38 aircraft, including 15 planes and 23 helcicopters, dealt mnjor damage to 154 others—32 planes and 122 choppers—and caused minor damage to 198 craft—53 planes and 145 helicopters. The Pentagon is seeking congressional • approval this stretch of Interstate 30. Here the highway planters will also try bamboo, and honeysuckle strung on wire fencing. Honeysuckle—now there's one I hadn't thought of, although it ought to be a lulu considering what a pest it is to local hedge- growers. You may do your own lawn-mowing, as the editor does, but when it comes to cleaning honeysuckle out of a hedgerow you have to go for help. But Little Rock should be warned: If it gives honeysuckle an inch it will take a bulldozer to keep many a mile of paved highway from being taken over by the village varmint. Nurses Attend Clinic at Little Rock Eight practical nursing students from Red River Vocational Technical School attended a one day OB-GYN clinic at University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock yesterday. Mrs. Hazel Underwood, U.N., is instructor and reported it was an excellent instructional program. Attending the session were: Hazel Underwood, Instructor; Betty Haltom, Loraine Lambert, Wynne McKinley, Sue Pollock, Mary Richey, Diane Stiffler, Inell Trott, Eileen Wo mack, Commission to Hoar Delegates By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK (AP) - State Highway Director Ward Good- nun said Monday that six delegations are scheduled to appear Wednesday before the state Highway Commission. The commission will hear the delegations Wednesday afternoon. It is to moot Wednesday morning to open bids on lugli- way and bridge construction jobs. Workers include 23,000 telephone installers employed around the country by Western Electric Co., a Bell subsidiary, and about 140,000 Bell Telephone System workers in 15 states where their contracts have expired. Hungry Areas in Arkansas WASHINGTON (AP)- A 100- page report, released Monday, classifies four Arkansas counties as "hunger counties." The report, drawn up by a special committee of private citizens, says that there is concrete evidence of chronic hunger and dangerous malnutrition in the United States but particularly in the South and Southwest. The report listed 256 "hunger counties" including Crittenden, Lee, Mississippi and Stone in Arkansas. The report said Georgia had 47 such counties and Mississippi 36, WASHINGTON (AP) - Draft chief Lewis B. Hershey has told Congress he estimates the 1969 draft call could exceed by as much as 100,000 men the 240,000 the Pentagon is asking. And at the least, the Selective Service Director indicated, the draft call—should the Vietnam war continue—will probably be closer to 297,000 than to 240,000 next year. In testimony given to a House Appropriations subcommittee Feb. 23 and released Monday, Hershey noted that for this year the Pentagon orginally asked for induction of 285,000 mon. The number actually to be taken this year now stands at 3-45,000 and, "Therefore, when I get 240,000 in my figures, it will take another 100,000," said Hershey, adding: "If the war gets over, everything is gone. But if the war doesn't get over, I liave to think of the worst, because the best I can always live with." Hershey also related th 240,000 Pentagon figure to the 297,000 actually inducted in 1967, A Redoubtable Dame Living Is My Hobby, Says the Lady at 80 He explained the 1967 figure was more pertinent to 1969 needs than were figures for 1968 since men are inducted for two- year terms. The Defense Department meanwhile called Monday for drafting of 29,500 men in June and at the same time boosted its May manpower summons 1,900 to a total 4 5,900-with the additional men designated for the Marine Corps. The men inducted in June are all to go to the Army. The June call, second lowest of the year, reflects the normal summer draft dip caused by increased enlistments— most just- graduated high school students. Fence Placed Around City Dump Ground The City Sanitation Department has completed a new fence around the Sanitary Landfill area and has placed gates so that the place can be locked. In the Republican camp,, Nix- year to spend aBouf $17.'3 rn.il- on reported at Cheyenne, Wyo., lion on building 60 steel-and-cbn- Monday that he is picking up crete aircraft shelters at NATO considerable second-round facilities in Europe, strength in states with favorite- son candidates. Rep. Feild Seeking Re-election Western Is Theme Here This Week This is Western Week in Hope. On Thursday, April 25th the FFA will award prizes to the best Western dressed boys and girls in 30 classrooms of Hope schools. Each winner will receive a certificate that will permit them to march in the FFA Rodeo Parade Friday at 4 p.m. They also win Rodeo Tickets. There will be two performances of the rodeo Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th at 8 p.m. in the third district coliseum. Merchants of Hope will offer Western Week Specials. POLITICS Richard M. Nixon foresees another Nixon-Kennedy contest for the presidency in November, Republican Sen. Jacob K, Javits challenges the results of a national poll indicating Nixon could defeat any of the three leading potential Democratic presidential nominess, ^ McCarthy is the only name on the presidential preference ballot in the Pennsylvania primary today. Observers are watching the size of the write-in vote. VIETNAM Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staf^ says the enemy has destroyed or damaged $132.5 million in U.S. aircraft on the ground in Vietnam. He says the toll could have been cut by the use of shelters. The South Vietnamese report 115 Viet Cong killed in a sharp battle 200 miles south of Saigon. WASHINGTON Most cities followed the recommendations of the riot commission report in handling violence after the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A citizen's panel, criticizing federal food programs, says chronic hunger and dangerous malnutrition is widespread in the United States. INTERNATIONAL Six heart specialists at a congress in Peru outdiagnose a computer in Washington, but the contest is close. NATIONAL Symbolic ceremonies signal the birth of the 5 United Methodist Church, the nation's largest church merger. Avenue B Work to Start Again Calvin Carter Construction Company of Texarkana is moving construction crews back on the West Avenue B street contract job that has been held up all winter due to rain and soil conditions. He says that they will have men and equipment available to take advantage of every working day the weather will permit until the job is finished. Mayor Donal Parker said that the Board of Directors had taken an awful lot of criticism during the months the work had to be stopped because of weather. The Board of Directors called the contractor and engineers in at the time the work was stopped tosee See AVENUE B on Page Two All Around Town By The Star Staff REP. FEILD Hope Star is authorized That Ticket LA RAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Police received a $1 bill in the tna:l to pay for an overtime parking ticket. Attached was a note: "God bless the efficiency of the Lara- nile Police Department. I received this ticket wtiile at the City Hall paying another." By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Her four score years rest lightly on the blithe spirit of Dame Edith Evans, perhaps the most honored of living English actresses, "Living is my hobby," she said, "I'm 80- so they tell me. I hope you find it difficult to believe. I've had nothing to do with it." She wore a vivid spring- bright frock, Not for her the ac- counlerments of a grande dame — the tower of silver hair, the lace handkerchief, the silver* nobbed cane, Her hazel eyes sparkle, her short gray curls shake defiantly at times, "I work steadily and hard and am not conscious of age." she remarked, "I have no particular goals now, except to go on doing creative work. That is always exciting. "I have no retirement plan. I'll continue to work as long as j>eople want me and I enjoy It." Dame Edith— she became u commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1946- won six "best actress" awards for her latest film, "The Whisperers," in which she played a lonely old lady on welfare, But Hollywood did not vote her an Oscar, nor did it in 1964, when she was nominated for her work in "Tom Jones," "I was disappointed momentarily," she acknowledged, "It would have been the cherry on the top, But I never worry about awards, My mind doesn't work that way, If you let something like that bother you, you had best get out of tiie business." Dame Edith, whose father was a postmaster and whose mother ran a London boarding house next door to a home in which lived a small lad named Noel Coward, worked in girU hood as a milliner's apprentice, Both parents frowned on her acting aspirations. Their objections collapsed when teen-aged Edith, who had never earned more than $9 a week in the milliuory shop, was offered $12.50 on the stage. The worst year of her life was See A REDOUBTABLE On (Page Two) The to announce the candidacy of The Sanitation Department Representative Talbot Feild, Jr., digs trenches and buries all the for re-election as representa- refuse, They are having diffi- tive, district 34, Hempstead culty in keeping the dumping County, ground clean due to private haul- Mr, Feild is married to the ers who do not dump the trash former Carlene Bruner and they in the trenches. have one child, a daughter The fence and the gates are Cathy, who is a senior at Hope an attempt to control the dump- High School; He is a member of ing and maintain the grounds st, Mark's Episcopal Church, in better condition. Hope; A graduate of Hope The machine operator at the High School and the school dump ground wii be there 6 days O f law. University of Ara week to assist people who bring Kansas; A veteran of World loadsof refuse into the area, The War H; and is judge ad- City has been burying trash for vocaie of the American Legion, businesses and localities all over Department of Arkansas, He is tliis part of the county without a practicing attorney and a mem- any charge. Tliis has grown to ber of ^ Hempstead County, so expensive that the City Southwest Arkansas, and be Directors have asked the san* sas Bar Associations: He is itation department to work up a chairman of the Rules Commit, series of rates to be charge to member of these committees at out of town users of the dump the present time, He Js also a ground. member of the Legislative Coun* Persons from outside the City tee, and a member ot the Jouu will have to secure a permit to Budget Committee of the House use the dumping ground, but the and Senate. In past years, among grounds are available to any resident of the City for disposing trash and rubbish of all kinds. They will be asked, however, to make their trips to the There are 63 local students attending Southern State College at Magnolia, 32 men and 31 women ... registered from Blevins are Florence Ledbetter with a general major ... Thomas D. Ledbetter with a business major , , , Linda S. Stephens, general and Brenda K. White, elementary education . , . Emmet students are David B. Waddle, accounting major, his sister, Margaret J, Waddle an English major , , . the 47 Hope students are Lorena N, Arrington, business . , , David T, Barwick, mathematics , . , Thomas L, Bright, pre-veterinarian , , , Howard F, Byers, history , . , Susan Cobb, Spanish .., Jimmy L, Cowart, general , ,. Brenda Gail Cross, elementary education ... others are T, Gayle Roanld L, McWiUiams, account' ing. . . , Phylis A. ness . . . Vincent Massanelli, business administration. Frieda business administration . , . Freida Middlebrooks, home economics and Ann Mitchell, general . . . Harrold W, Moses, educa. tion ,,, Patricia A. Moses, bust, ness , , , Lloyd P, Powell, engi* neering . , , Brenda K, Ratellff, education . . , Linda K, Reece, general , , , Jerry B, Reese, chemistry .,, Susan P, Rogers, psychology and Belinda K. Ross, business Another Expensive Plane lost By Lewis M. SIMONS Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - Another Air Force fill fighter»bomber.. crashed Monday night while on; its way to or from a bombing* mission against North Vietnamr but the UjS. Command said it was believed down somewhere in Thailand. The command said it had no other information on the plane or its two crewmea. It was the third of America's most advanced warplanes to crash in the Vietnam theater since six of the $6 million^ swing-wing aircraft arrived at- an air base in Thailand March- 17. The second of the previous- crashes was in northern Thair land on March 28; the crew was rescued and the wreckage re» covered. That crash was attributed to a capsule of sealing material getting lodged in the flight controls. The first plane that crashed, on March 25, is believed to have gone down in a remote section of Thailand also. -,• Following the first two crash? es, the other four Fills were grounded until two replacements were flown from Nevada; The squadron resumed combat missions against North Vietnam April 12 and have, been bombing every night since then. ~~ A U.S. spokesman said the Fills flew four missions against 1 North "Vietnam's panhandle- Monday night, but he would not- say how many planes were on each mission. In the ground war, South Viebs namese infantry reported 115 Viet Cong killed in a battle 20, miles south of Saigon Monday,, but there was no sign of the major ene'cay attack K on ; the..cafiilj| - feaied by the South Vietnamese; * The South ^Vietnamese said troops of their 7th Infantry Division fought for ah hour with a Viet Cong unit of unknown size in the Mekong Delta. Seven South Vietnamese were reported killed and 47 wounded. Enemy gunners also shelled installations more than 40 miles south and east of Saigon today, but close to the city there was no evidence of activity that might signal the big offensive anticipated by the South Vietnamese command. Government forces in the capital and in neighboring provinces were put on full alert Monday after a North Vietnamese defector said the Communist command planned an enemy attack with all the punch of the Tet offensive in February. Elsewhere in the war: Three American paratroopers were killed and 22 were wounded Moaday night when four 105mm howitzer rounds fired by a U.S. artillery unit fell short, U.S. headquarters said. The artillery was firing in support of a paratroop unit near Ptuic Binh, 29 miles northeast of Saigon. ; U.S. B52 bombers continued their relentless pounding of North Vietnamese positions to dumping ground during the hours when an attendant is there, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 P-"'- The &*•** wUl "* J° ck:ed the committees on which he has served as chairman are; Con. stitutional amendments, Revenue and Taxation, and Roads and Highways, aud Mr. Feild is a next speaker of the House of Representatives, and shares No. after these hours. See REP, On (Page 10) elementary education ,,, Char« lie L, Scoggins, general,,, Ruth A, Thornton, education , , , Michael W, Turner, accounting . , . Brenda C, Underwood, pre» veterlnanian science , , „ Joe Dixon, agriculture , , , Brenda Cathy Verge, business and J, W« S. Evans, office administration chard Watklns, general,,,Bren . , , H, Lee Fenwick, business da G, Williams, , ,, J, John Foster, general,,, James C, Fouse, education ,., Marsha Garner, business and Virginia C, Harwell, education ,.. Dorothy C, Hatfield, account. ing . , . Jeanne S, Hendrix, art . , , Jimmy D, Howeil, business , . , ,Lyle Edwin Jones Jr,, pre» veterinarian , , , Charles V, Latham, education . ,, Kelly L, Light, social science and DXHJ* aid W, McAdams, accounting .,, Harry Ray McMahen, business agriculture administration . .. Betty J, Me* Neil, physical education , , , , Rockefeller Dinner Is Saturday : The salute to Governor Rocke. feller dinner will be held Satur* day, May 4th at 7 p.m. to Barton Coliseum, Friends and supporters of the governor are ex» Bobble N, Scoggins, peeted to attend Oils dinner that • ' ~" serves as a fund raising Williams, medical and Kenneth L, Willis, business administration , » , McCaskttJ students are Lavon R, Flaherty, business , „ , Jerry Mt Porter* field, pre-law , , , Ronald E, Sweat, general and Steve R t Sweat general . , , Nashville students are Mary E, Tollett, education . . , Francis L Wilson, medical technology . . , and from Osan, otto B, Potter is majoring IB , fcora Saratoga Carol Sue Evans majoring to as* counting and Gwendolyn McJuo. kins in elementary edu«attQfl, a and ma,rks the governor's Wrtfe. day, Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee will be the speaker and entertainment will be by " The Sound generation", a grcwp of 27 srudeats from JoJm Brown University at Siioam Sprtagf, Tickets are $25,00 each and may be obtained from Mr, and Mra, Jim Pruden by cailtaf Pm^lH, It Is expected from 30 to 50 tickets will be sold in Hemp* stead County this year, ' Missionary to fpeak H»rf Tuesday night It 7 o'ejock tbe Rev, Deosil Richardson, siooary on furlough from will films at tto Firs* Ufttted oostal Church. 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