Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 24, 1968 · Page 8
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 8

Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 24, 1968
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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 Maybe This Is What Wilbur Mills Is Getting at A nyone with the courage to challenge the financial policy of the Political Establishment may expect to become the target of the Establishment's propaganda machine, Arkansas Congressman Wilbur D, Mills, chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, most powerful unit of the Congress because it originates all tax bills, discovered this truth when he suggested that President Johnson wouldn't get his income tax hike without definite controls over federal spending. Immediately the bureaucrats unleased charges that Congressman Mills was trying to undercut many of the administration's domestic programs. But Mills stood calm and steadfast. He called In the press this week and spelled out his position. He was not, he said, demand- Ing expenditure cuts so much as he was demanding a stop to the practice of escalating expenditures with every biennial budget. In effect his position Is simply this: Unless a ceiling Is put on the budgets asked every two years by the nation's' myriad federal agencies there is no point to ordering a tax increase now — for we would reach a new crisis every two years, and the demand for additional tax increases would be endless. While Mills didn't say It In so many words my guess is that what he is driving at is this: If unlimited federal spending Is, as many of us believe, a major cause of today's inflation and rising consumer prices, then the Government's insistence that unlimited spending continue is a calculated policy of deceit. Constantly more money is put into circulation by Government, which is both spender and paper- money printer — until the people wake up and find their money Is worthless. Additional taxes alone won't helpj there has to be a ceiling on expenses, too, if the dollar — whether the spending-dollar or the tax-dollar— is to continue as an honest medium of exchange. That's my educated guess on what Congressman Mills was thinking In this week's conference with the press. No Immunity for Foreigners UTTLE ROCK (AP) - The attorney general's office ruled Tuesday that foreign students in Arkansas are offered no immunity from paying real or personal taxes. The opinion went to a delinquent tax collector at Fayetteville who said one University of Arkansas student claimed tax exemption as a foreigner. Texarkana KAife Star Printed by - j * i* fittorfty fttfeft or . and i ettttef tilt fctlft* jWf : piper, VOL 69-No.164~8Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24,1968 Members Associated Press & Audit Bureau of Circulations Av. net paid circulation 3 rnos, ending March 31, 1968- 3,361 PRICE m Contestants far the Junior FFA Rodeo Queen Approves Soles Tax TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) Texarkana voters approved a 1- cent sales tax Tuesday to help finance its model cities program. The tax carried by a vote of 1,211 to 220. The election was hqld under an act passed by the February special legislative session allowing cities that are selected for the model cities program to levy a 1-cent sales tax, State Revenue Commissioner B. Bryan Larey estimates that the Texarkana tax could raise $80,000 yearly to match the several million dollars available in federal funds for various projects included in the model cities program. The Texas side of the city passed a similar tax last year. "We are pleased and over* whelmod with the people's response to this opportunity to develop our community," said Texarkana Mayor William Cards. New Post for Spa idltor CHICAGO (AP) - Ralph Ot- woll, 41, a Hot Springs, Ark native and former employe of the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record and New Era, has been named managing editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, a spokesman for the morning newspaper announced Tuesday. SHARON RATELIFF Men Are Challenging Women for Top-paying Secretarial Positions By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - "Take a letter, Jack." That order may become routine in tomorrow's business office. For, reversing a trend of more than half a century, men are beginning to challenge women for top-paying secretarial jobs in industry. "Of the nation's 2 l /2 to 3 million secretaries and typists, about 98 per cent are women," said Donald Blanchard, Royal Typewriter Company executive. "But there is no doubt that more and more mon are entering the field." The prospect of male competition so far hasn't stirred panic in the bosoms of the nation's Girl Fridays, who are currently celebrating National Secretaries Week. The all-gal National Secretaries Association even has generously amended its by-laws to admit men to membership. The I960 U.S. census listed only 41,752 male secretaries and 11,752 male stenographers. That's a more dribble. But industry sources agree the number lias increased steadily since then. Why would a man want to be* come a secretary? A better question is—why not? The secretarial "profession 1 is being upgrade 1 all the time. It provides indoor work in pleasant surroundings, has many fringe benefits, and the pay is good—from $5,000 to $10,000 a year, or even more. Many young men see the jobs as springboards to executive posts. And there are plenty of openings. It is expected that industry Will be able to absorb 200,000 more secretaries annually for tlie next decade. There is plenty of precedent for the aspiring male secretary who dreams of success. Did you know that President Woodrow Wilson, Henry Ford, Jolui D. Rockefeller were expert stenographers? The late Billy Rose, multimillionaire showman, started as a stenographer for financier Bernard Baruch and won national contests for his speed at shorthand. Van Johnson, the screen star, once worked as a stenographer for stage producers who couldn't afford a full-time secretary. The male secretary has some definite advantage in his favor. It is easier for him to travel with his boss on out-of-town assignments, He generally has fewer objections to staying at the office and working late hours, And— this is a big plus with many employers—he is less likely to quit his job when he gets married, unless he should happen to wed an heiress, It would be an ironic turn of fortune's wheel if men should rout women from the typing jobs which first emancipated the fairer sex from having to depend for their livelihood by entering household service, working as sewing machine operators, and luring out as governesses, For throughout liistory the secretarial field was male-dominated until the start of this cen- • tury. The Roman emperors, Ju» lius and Augustus, although both were shorthand experts themselves, dictated their decrees to male scribes. So did in- Two Arkansans Mited Killed WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Arkansans were listed by the Defense Department Tuesday as killed in action in Vietnam. They were identified as Army Spec. 4 Burnett Williams Jr., son of Mrs. Vergie L. Jackson of Blytheville, and Armj He. Jerry V. McDonald, husband of Mrs. Unda L. McDonald of Route 2, Havana (Yell County). — Shipley Studio photos JUNE ANN DOWNS These young ladies are contestants for the title of Junior FFA Rodeo Queen here this weekend. The annual rodeo will be held in the Coliseum both Friday and Saturday nights. The winner will be announced at the rodeo. Entered are Sharon Rateliff, Carol Frazier, June Ann Downs and Peggy Reece. Bethel Church J fl y fe e$ Plans Revival ' . _. Bethel Baptist Church on high- PlCK N6W way 29 north of Blevins will begin revival services Thursday April 25. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 7:00 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Lawrence Vowain will hold the services. Pastor is N.C. Bryan. Officials Legislature May Get Tax Measures LITTLE ROCK (AP) - GoV, Winthrop Rockefeller Tuesday reversed his insinuations on whether he planned to call for increased taxes in next month's special legislative session. Rockefeller said at a news conference he Would not think it "an impossibility" that his call would include proposals for the Increase in taxes. Rockefeller had said that the budget could be balanced if the legislature would allow the state Administration Department to transfer funds to various agencies drawing from general funds. Clarence E. "Mike" Frost, consultant to the state administration Department, has projected for several months a $4 million deficit for the biennium according to the level of spending. Rockefeller was somewhat reluctant Tuesday to talk about the matter, saying he preferred to await next week's presentation of the latest financial figures available to the Legislative Council. Rockefeller also said he anticipated no specific bills being presented to the council next week as it had asked. He said See LEGISLATURE On Page 2 Curfew Ordinance Passed Here The City Board of Directors at their regular semi-monthly meeting IftSJ, nig£t passed an Ordinance ~giving the Mayor authority to declare an emergency and establish a Curfew for a period of 48 hours, and an Ordinance establishing new rates for Health Program charges. The Curfew Ordinance provides that a 48 hour curfew can be extended by action upon majority of the City Directors. The Ordinance establishing rates for the Health Program most of which is to cover the cost of trash and garbage collection and disposal, is designed to provide enough revenue to make the department pay its own way. Commercial charges will be a minimum of $3.00 per month, with a maximum of $50.00 per month for daily collection. The prices will vary by the amount of refuse handled from a commercial establishment. Twice- See CURFEW AP News Digest Dannrte IB I MUTICS HOJIUI.lO LDJ Fears Trick Over Talks Vice President Humphrey is trying to forge on a national scale the kind of farm4abor coalition he helped create in Minnesota, although he still hasn't announced his bid for the Democratic presidential nomi* nation, '.-'.••., -.-, Sen, Eugene J» McCarthy, all alone on Pennsylvania's presidential primary ballot) wins by a wide margin over; his Democratic write-in rivals. ' VIETNAM South Vietnam's national police chief threatens to ignore American advice if 0,S, officials continue to withhold funds and equipment in a move to force the firing of corrupt or incompetent police officials. No Fills fly against North Vietnam after a third crash but the U.S. Command whether the plane grounded. TORNADOES Tornadoes kill 11 persons in small communities in Ohio and Kentucky. NATIONAL Most cities have been unsuccessful in their campaigns to recruit more Negro policemen, an Associated Press survey shows. Edith Stern, who entered college at 13, • becomes a mathematics instructor at Michigan State University at 15. WASHINGTON The U.S. government is battling inflation with the one weapon it wanted to avoid most — tighter credit. The Senate Judiciary Committee is reconsidering President Johnson's anticrime bill. INTERNATIONAL The United States and the Soviet Union are reported confident they can win General Assembly approval of the treaty banning the weapons. A Japanese sociologist writes, "I can only conclude that race relations iir"America critical turning point." WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson has told diplomats the United States is in frequent touch with North Vietnam oft the subject of choosing the site,. for a Vietnam peace talk, : , ; . Johnson said he and his advls£ ers do not know whether ttieu North Vietnamese leadership is." seriously interested in solviiigv the site problem or whether it" has some other purpose In;; mind, Some officials have sugi; gested Hanoi may be mainly;' making propaganda. '!'" Johnson discussed the sltua-1 don as he sees it in an informal" won't say talk with diplomats and others,, has been at a White House receptioir ; Tuesday night. Various versions' of what he said were reported.'', "We are in contact- with"' them," he was quoted as having': said. "We spoke to them yester£ day and today, and we will be in; contact with them tomorrcw^. We don't know whether it's a^ ploy or not." Diplomatic authorities con?, firmed today the sense of what Johnson was saying, without" stating his views in precise and," quotable language. . I The President's points, they, said, are that the U.S. govern* ment is working persistently to. try to solve the site problem; Johnson and his advisers do not' know whether the North Vietnamese are serious about solving it, but they will find out. .. Diplomatic contacts are reported to have occurred in Vientiane, Laos, where U.S. Ambassador William Sullivan has been in direct touch with North Viet- spread of nuclear namese Ambassador Le Van Hien repeatedly since early this mo^th. „•••••" ^ v ^Ttie exchange 1 began after Johnson limitedi'tne bombing of North Vietnam on March 31 aM called for talks 'on ending the war. Escapee Is Back in Jail Here Carl Joe Ceaser, 27-year-old Negro who walked away while on a work detail at Hempstead Coun- Jail on April 13, is back in here, Sheriff Jiraraie Rep. Feild Seeking Re-election The Hope Star is authorized to announce the candidacy of Representative Talbot Feild, Jr., for re-election as representative, district 34, Hempstead County, Mr. Feild is married to the former Carlene Bruner and they have one child, a daughter Cathy, who is a senior at Hope High School; He is a member of St, Mark's Episcopal Church, Hope; A graduate of Hope High School and the school of law, University of Arkansas; A veteran of World War II; and Is judge ad» vocate of the American Legion, Department of Arkansas. He is a practicing attorney and a member of the Hempstead County, Southwest Arkansas, and Arkansas Bar Associations; He is chairman of the Rules Comin.it. tee, and i member of the joint Budget Committee of the House and Senate. In past years, among the committees on which he has served as chairman are: Constitutional amendments, Revenue and Taxation, and Roads and Highways, and Mr. Feild Is a member of these committees at the present time. He is also a member of the Legislative Couu- See REP. FEILD On Page 2 Last night at the Red River Vocational School, the Hope Jaycees held their regular meeting and officers were elected for the coming year. The newly elected officers are: President, Warren Plyler; 1st Vice President, Bobby Webb; 2nd Vice President, William Walden; Treasurer, Raymond Aaron; Secretary, Ronnie Phillips; Parliamentarian, Larry Patterson; and the Board of Directors are Don Freel, Kenneth Currence, Tommy Burkhart, and Monte Harris, Roy Wray is the retiring President. Other business discussed was the upcoming Miss Hope Contest, which will be held May 17, Regional Hurses Meet Held Here The School Nurses of the Southwest Ark, Regional area had a monthly meeting in Hope at the School Administration building and luncheon at the Town <fc Country. Plans were made for the school nurses workshop in Magnolia. Guidelines, policies and procedures were discussed: Those present were: Sue Silla? ran, Hope Schools; Thelnia Ru» dolph, Arkedelphia schools; Era Cope, Blevins schools; Dean Parker, Southwest Arkansas Diag. nostic & Remedial Center, Mag. uolia; Johnette Sevier, Caniden schools; Betty Harrison, Texar» kana schools; Neva Rowland, Saratoga schools, The next meeting will be in Magnolia. 15 year sentences for burglary and grand larceny, has been the subject of an intense search that ended yesterday when he was picked up on the streets of Hugo, Okla. by Mr. Griffin and Sheriff Louis Tollett of Howard County and Hugo officials. Griffin said Ceaser was using the name of William Brown and was drawing free commodities in the Oklahoma town. on Page Two All Around Town By The Star Staff Winners in the Collier Furniture and Appliance Sale were Mrs. L. 0. Lively, Hope, a dishwasher . , . Mrs. Velma Cox, Hope, a television . . . Syble Parsons, Hope, mattress and springs , , . Mrs. Jay Thornton. Hope, a stereo . . . WUma , . . Mrs. W. T. Sanders, Hope, a caloric caddie . . . Mrs. Peggy Thomas, a griddle .. . Mrs, L. A. Arnett, Hope, Mrs. WUma Booker, Washington and Mrs. Gilbert O'Dell, all of Hope, won radios ,. , Mrs. Georgia Willis, Joyce M, Cox, W, B. Jones of Patmos, Molba Stephens, Ralph Harrison and Betty Rutherford, Rosston, all won transistor radios. Two Hope students will accompany the Southern State College concert choir on its spring tour which started last Tuesday ... they are Brenda Evans, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Carl R. Evans, a senior office administration major , . , Gayie Wilr Hams, daughter of Mrs. Lacy Mae Williams, a junior radical technology major. Brookwjod PTA officers for the new year are,* Mrs. Lowell Harris, president. . . Mrs. Robert Parham, vice - president... Mrs. Don Webb, secretary , .. Mrs, Danny Joyce, treasurer and Mrs. Barry Brown, historian. In spite of bad, rainy weather Monday night, George Purvis of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission came to Hope for a meeting of the Hempstead County Audubon Society and showed a fine film to a gathering of Audubon Society members and Boy Scouts , . , two things were evident; the program presented was excellent and the ungraveled ground surrounding the Boy Scout building at Fair Park, where the meeting was held, is deplorable. Mrs, Ben Rice, Mrs, Dick Moore, Mrs, Oliver Mills, Mrs. Herbert Rogers, and Mrs. Hazel Underwood were among toe Registered Nurses attending a oneway conference Monday at the U of A Medical Center in little Rock on Obstetrical, Gynecologi. cal, and Neonatal Nursing, Mrs, John T, Daniel of El Dorado, a weU.recognteed bird photographer for the National Geographic Magazine, is the guest of Mrs, Manuel Hamm at Grassy lake ,,. she was recent* ly a guest speaker at a local gar* den club, Firemen put out two fires yes» terday, one at Memorial Hospi* tal where a detergent can exploded In a wash room and ao damage resulted ... the other was on Rocky Mound road where the brakes on a gasoline truck locked ... the driver pulled off the road and called firemen who put out the blaze before could result. 23 Enroll in Tech School Business Class Twenty-three persons enrolled for Business Education classes at Red River Vocational Technical School last night. The class will be in session 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights through May 30, according to Mrs. Huckabee, Chairman of the Department. Interested persons should enroll by Thursday night for the six-week course. Courses to be taught Include Accounting and Office Machines; Shorthand and Typing; and Office Practice. Western Day Thursday of Nope High Tomorrow has been proclaimed Western Day at Hope High School In cooperation with the Future Farmers of America and to call attention to the ninth an* nuai FFA Rodeo scheduled fer April 26-27 at the coliseum. V The showdown for the bast dressed cowboy and cowgirl Witt be at high noon on the front cam* pus, Prices will be $3 for first place, $2 for second place, and $1 for third place, At junior high school and the grade schools, the wipers will receive tickets to the rodeo fer prises, Also, the three boys and three girls in each room at the grade schools who win will get a certificate. This entitles him or her to enter the parade and Western Day contest m wblcJi local merchants will give prises to the lucky certificate holders, Judges for Western Day at 1968 Rodeo Queen; 1968 FFA Cummings, FFA president; <Jack Dougan, FFA vice president; Troy Buck, FFA ad^f? wA Earl Dowus, guidance FFA roembefs nave tl »tts «» w«^ «i*e|s»

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