Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 25, 1968 · Page 8
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 25, 1968
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The tragedy of Man; He starts off with t Country - and winds up with t Government! Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Wishburn Expansion Plans for U.S. Plywood- Champion Papers U .S. PlyWood'Champ'on Pa* pers which owns a million- dollar mill site near McNab in our county but switched the projected plant to Alabama last year Is still expanding, according to trade reports. But the expansion program doesn't include Arkansas so far. Tuesday's Wall Street Journal reported that Weldwood of Canada, Ltd,, a Plywood-Champion subsidiary, will build an 80- million-dollar pulp and paper mill at Quesnel, British Columbia. But this doesn't necessarily mean a switch from development of the Hempstead county site. The Canadian venture was projected before the Plywood-Champion merger, at a time when U. S. Plywood had no paper production. Plywood, according to the Wall Street Journal, had arranged with Price Co., major Canadian paper-maker, to build a mill in partnership. Since the merger with Champion Papers, however, the consolidated company has cancelled the deal with Price and is going to build the mill on its own. An April 27 bulletin from Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, Chattanooga, Tenn., of which The Star is a member, also mentions U. S. Plywood- Champion Papers expansion plans. SNPA reports a company announcement of an agreement to purchase 180,000 acres of timberland in Texas. Plywood-Champion, SNPA continues, now owns half a million acres in Texas, and a forest products complex in East Texas—including a pulp and paper and bark plant at Pasadena and a plywood plant at Diboll, Hope Star Printed by Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 25,1968 Member) Associated Press & Audit Av, net pal deif culafion 3 mo&eftdlflg; M» ahjjl King Slayer Suspect Held in Mexico By CHARLES GREEN. Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities questioned today a U.S. ditizen they said resembles the man wanted on a charge of slaying of Dr. Martin Luthe King Jr., then released him without pressing any charges. Daniel David Kennedy of Baltimore, who said he was on a walking tour of the State of Sonora, denied any connection with King's death. An FBI agent/ identified only as Mr. Smith, said there was no resemblance between Kennedy and the suspect, James Earl Ray, according to police hi the city of Hermosillo. Lt. Roberto Fletcher of the judicial police in Caborca, Sonora, had taken Kennedy into custody from a Caborca hotel. In Baltimore. Kennedy's mother, Pearl E. Kennedy, said, "There is just no connection. He doesn't even look like him Tho FFA Rodeo Queen Nonr> of this has much direct bearing on the Plywood-Champion site at McNab in our own county except to establish the fact that the consolidated company is indeed expanding its production facilities. It was reported last year when the projected McNab mill was switched to Alabama that the firm would build at least two new mills and that the McNab site might be reconsidered after the new Alabama plant gets into production about 1970. Therefore these expansion reports give us continued hope. The Canadian mill announcement is no substitute for the McNab venture, for the Canadian project dates back prior to Plywood's consolidation with Champion. Effect of the Texas land purchases, however, is anyone's guess. The most hopeful circumstances for Plywood-Champion building at McNab are these: U.S. Plywood had before its consolidation no paper-making facilities whatever, and Champion, while a maker of fine papers, had no production of newsprint— Hie coarse white paper that newspapers print on. At least that lias been my information all the years I have been buying newsprint. The Star holds a charter contract with Southland Paper Mills, Lufkln. Texas, since its beginning in 1940. Champion was back then a world - famous maker of fine pipers and of chemistry for paper-making. For years it supplied our Lufkin mi 11 with chemical comiwnents, Lufkin adding its own chemical facilities only within the last decade, Therefore it is reasonable to assume tliat the combined Plywood-Champion firm is in short supply on newsprint, is expanding to cover that shortage —and McNab may well figure in plans for the future. This area has one of Hie fastest pine-growing potentials in the world, and coupled with Millwood Reservoir's water supply, makas the eventual construction of a big paper mill at McNab virtually certain by some* one. Convicted in Slaying LITTLE ROCK (AP)- Walter Credit, 18, of Mayflower was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in the state penitentiary after being convicted of the second-degree murder of Henry Lewis Perkins, 16, of North Little Rock. Perkins was stabbed to death June 24, 1967, outside a North Little Rock cafe, following a scuffle with Credit. "It'was impossible for him to do it," said his mother in a prepared statement. Agents of the Sonora state police were en route to Caborca to return the man to Hermosillo, the state capital, Fletcher said. He added that FBI agents were on their way to Hermosillo from Arizona, but in Phoenix, John Mull, in charge of the FBI in Arizona, said he had heard nothing from Mexican authorities and none of his agents were en route to Hermosillo. Fletcher said he picked the ma;i up about 6 p.m. Wednesday in a cafe in Caborca, which is about 80 miles southwest of Nogales, Ariz. The officer said he took the man in because of his similarity to published photographs of Ray. Fletcher said the man crossed the border at Nogales on April 7 and told him he had walked to Caborca, Police in Ciudad Victoria detained another man briefly 10 days ago because he fit the general description of Ray. There have also been reports from several other Mexican cities of persons spotting m?n resembling Ray. The FBI announced April 17 that it was seeking a man identified as Eric Starve Gait in connection with King's slaying in Memphis, Tenn., April4. Two days later, the bureau said a "systematic and exhaustive search" through its fingerprint files revealed that Gait and Ray, a 40-year-old drifter and prison escapee, were the same man. Ray fled from the Missouri Penitentiary on April 23, 1967, while he was serving the seventh year of a 20-year sentence for a market holdup and auto theft in St. Louis. Force to Close LJffillrT'-T- 'l:ir'^";^TTri L -'^" '•' ^ r T^_«^ w North Vietnam Puchec to Get U.S. to Accept Warsaw as lite AP News Digest Move Aimed at Enemy ; • - *•; ,,.:_._ *. ^i **- ¥OR"K (AP) -Student uprisings spread today from Columbia University on the fringe of Harlem to a Long Island Uni* versity center in downtown Brooklyn. About 15 persons identifying themselves as members of the Students Organization for Black Unity took; ; over the third-floor Office of the provost of the LIU Brooklyn campus, Dr. William Lai. One of them, reached by telephone, said neither Lai nor his deputy, William Love, would be permitted to come to the phone. Another 50 students were gathered outside the barricaded office and sat on the floor. An official of the Broklyn Congress of Racial Equality said the studens action was dl- reced at getting more scholarships for Negroes, more Negro faculty, courses on Negro history and culture and higher pay for nonacademic staff members. By JOHN M,"'HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - High administration officials say VIETNAM . North Vietnam is mounting a North Vietnam appears to be major drive to press the United mounting a major campaign states in accepting Warsaw ad a aimed at getting ,the United site for preliminary peace talks, Warsaw ' fiy 6E6RGE ESPE'R 4 Associated Press Writer '&: SAIGON (Al>) - South Viet*' namese paratroopers States to accept Warsaw as a site for peace talks. That was their assessment of Poland's reported appeal to six embassies in Warsaw to exert influence In bringing preliminary peace talks on ending the Vietnam war to the Communist nation's capital. * ./ President Johnson meanwhile was reported prepared to carry on prolonged, hard-nosed negotiations with North Vietnam over the site. And U.S. officials forecast that the longer the present diplomatic sparring continues the more Johnson will harden his resolve not to give way on this first issue of what they maintain will turn out to be a long and painful peace-making process. Administration insiders say See NORTH VIETNAM high say. ~~South Vietnamese troops move into blocking positions east of the A Shau Valley as B52s keep up their pounding of the North Vietnamese stronghold. WASHINGTON Some 50 members of Congress just back from visits with their constituents report more concern over urban rioting than the issues of Vietnam and taxes. Air Force and civilian analysts differ sharply in a Pentagon policy dispute already casting a shadow over U.S. air defense plans for the 1970s. The Johnson administration DONNA BYERS This year's rodeo queen selected by members of the Future Farmers of America is Miss Donna Byers who will reign at the FFA Rodeo at the Coliseum Friday and Saturday nights. * Public Worried Over Issue of Law, Order More Than Tax, War ByG. C. THELENJR. Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's attention is riveted on urban rioting rather than the war or tax issues, some 50 congressmen report in a survey following an Easter vacation among their constituents. From coast to coast— whether urban, suburban or rural area — the issue of law and order far overrides worries about Vietnam, a tax hike prospect, inflation and government spending, the returning congressmen told a random Associated Press sampling. "The people are scared," said Rep. Delbert L. Latta, R-Ohio. "They want law enforcement and not appeasement," said Rep. Robert L. F. Sikes, D-Fla. "They are disgusted with the repetition of demands for more and more billions to be expended on slum areas as a cure for city problems." New England congressman has supported civil rights urban aid programs—and asked not be identified— "The red-neck Rotarian in my district shows so little understanding of the racial A who and who said: You Have to Be Honest _ _ That Confuses Many crisis that I refuse to listen to them." Sen. George D. Aiken, R-Vt., reported as much division among whites as between, Negroes and whites. * "The little lady with pen in hand who writes and wires my office wants more laws and more money because the white man abused the Negro's grandfathers," he said. "The man in the street, however, says enforce the law," Aiken continued. "He has nothing good to say about the rioters." Rep. J. Edward Roush, D- Ind., said he sensed that the people in his district were determined to combat major domestic problems following the violence ignited after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4. "I sense a feeling of sadness in the whole thing," Roush said. "People are saying, 'What a terrible tiling to happen in America.' "I believe it's made them more sensitive lo the fact there are problems to which we must address ourselves to in America," Roush added. He said that before King's slaying and the April riots, many people were calling for ^.a force to "clamp down on these PIO lAf / people. Now I believe they are demanding no*t repression, The CORE official, Barry So- , omon, said the students also op- vJn I rage I WO) posed the proposed sale of the Brooklyn campus, which is located in the old Brooklyn Paramount building. At Columbia, demonstrators pushed their protest into a third day, demanding boycott of classes and blocking some students who tried to get to classrooms with human barricades. They also continued to hold a classroom building and the university president's office, Columbia officials gave no figures on the numbers involved, but a compilation of student estimates was that about 420 persons were involved. Reporters were kept out of the demonstrator-occupied Casualties Are Fewer in Vietnam SAIGON (AP) — Fewer U.S. and enemy casualties were recorded in the Vietnam war last week, while the number of South Vietnamese troops killed increased. The casualty pattern reflected the sporadic fighting across the country, with no sustained ground action but a number of sharp clashes at various points. In its weekly summs-ry, the U.S. Command said 287 Anieri-'- cans were killed in action last week, compared with 363 a week earlier. There were 1,458 Amor leans wounded last week, down more than 1,000 from 2,694 the previous week. Of the wounded last week, 736 required hospitalization. South Vietnamese headquarters said 330 government troops were killed last week, a sharp rise from 293 a week earlier. The number of wounded last LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The we ek was 980, a small drop president of the Arkansas Rural from 985 the previous week. Education Association proposed Thirty government troops were Wednesday a distribution plan reported missing or captured, of state money to schools that two less than the week before administration officiate c " u 't'off North Vietnamese build ing up manpower and supplies'- there for a possible blow at Hue- or other northern cities, miii«- tary spokesman said today. »•-;.The U.S. 1st CavalryDiVisiOflvr in a directive, warned its oiffec cers to expe*a high itfvel of enemy action, possibly an often* sive in late April or early May in the Hueafea. In Saigon, the National Police Directorate told the people the enemy was planning another big attack on the capital. The south Vietnamese move"to positions east of A Shau Valley could be the start of a major- allied drive against that North.... „ Vietnamese stronghold stretch-. runs into trouble in efforts to ing 25 miles along the border of. cut the international dollar Laos in the far north, drain this year by $3 billion. POLITICS Two agents for Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller head into the Midwest in a bid to generate a Republican presidential draft. President Johnson, as he travels around the nation, is proving to be a most tantalizing noncan- didate. STUDENT PROTESTS Columbia University cancels night classes and restricts its campus as demonstrators occupy a third building. India's major tourist attraction, the magnificent Taj Mahal, may be sinking into the Jumna River. Men's handbags? Yup. But they call them maiibags. No more jokes about Milady's pocketbook. Allied forces lave not tured into the valley in force -itf»- the two years since North Viet—» namese troops overran the U.S. The university locked up .buildings overnight and sealed See STUDENTS On (Page Two) Would Split School Funds Equally biggest supply base in SouthM- Vietnam. •"•>After round-the-clock pounding of the valley by U.S. B53"- bombers, nearly 2,000 South'^ Vietnamese paratroopers: launched Operation Lam Sohv last Friday, but it was; not ah»^; nounced until today for security reasons. • ;r A government commxraique;:r giving the first report of significant action, said the paratroopers destroyed 10 North Vietnamese three-quarter-ton trucks and seized 330 pounds of jdyna- mite 16 miles southwest otHue on Highway 547. Norm Vietnamese war mate, -TJate 5? aiM^ teoops'timnge down the Ho Chi Minn trail through Laos into the A Shau Valley and from here are tunneled along Highway 547 eastward to the JHue area. i LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Ar- The B5*J kept up the£ cam- kansas goes on Daylight Saving P*ign today, again attacking Time with 46 other states and suspected troops concen^ttons, the District of Columbia at 2 trucks, bivouac areas and Junk- am CST Sunday ers - Recent intelligence reports 'That means that clocks should have told of troops and mate- moved ahead one hour at to State Going : on Daylight Saving Sunday but solutions." By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - The script for a two-hour movie only runs to about 140 pages. Held in the hand and carelessly thumbed through, it doesn't look very impressive. It isn't even printed in living color. But it can literally be worth thousands of times its weight in gold. For in the film industry a script is something like a blueprint of Ft. Knox, since the out* come of a multimillion-dollar production may depend upon whether the words upon Us pages have impact, "You have to be honest in picture making for a change," said Peter Stone, "and that is con« fusing to a lot of people who have never tried to be honest," One of the newer word wizards in the industry, Peter scored big with his first film script, "Charade," and he and cowriter Frank Tarloff won Oscars with a second try, "Father Goose." Stone teamed up with Tarloff again to write "The Secret War of Harry Frigg," and since then he has batted o-'tt "Sweet Charity" and "Skin Game." For a fellow only 38 that's setting a fast pace, Practically born into the industry—he's the son of the late Jack Stone, a top producer-writer—peter took a master's degree at Yale, then lived 10 years in France while lie served his apprenticeship grinding out scores of television tales. He won an Emmy Award for his ™* on ••» D*«*£-*5 preparatiSl) tor te^ualFutare Many Working to Promote FFA Rodeo Working behind the scenes in he said would equalize educational opportunities for all public school children in the state. Under the plan by James A. Martin, a school district such as Pulaslci County would receive no money from the state until expenditure per pupil at Beedeville, where Martin is superintendent, equaled an established average expenditure. Martin made the remarks after a meeting of a special committee appointed by the Arkansas Legislative Council to draw up a new formula for distributing state money to schools. "In accepting reponsibilityfor setting up a free system of education, the state has also the responsibility of equalizing the amount of money spend on a child's education, regardless of The U.S. and South Vietnamese commands said 1,899 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese were killed last week, compared with 3,071 the week before. be 2 a.m., CST, to 3 a.ro. Daylight Saving Time. DST ends on the last Sunday in October— Oct. 27. This will be the second straight year for Arkansas to go on DST with other states. Under the Uniform Time Act of 1966, a state must go on daylight time unless its legislature specifically exempts it from the where said. he may live," Martin and has written Broadway musicals, Stone spends up to six months plotting a script, only six weeks composing the dialogue, and prefers to do his actual writing away from Hollywood, "There's an old saying about writers— no one ever got better after he went to Hollywood, so you'd better be good before you go there, I think it's true, "Hollywood isn't a bad place, but the people who go there are trying to escape reality. That's why the whole country seems to be flocking there—to get away from cold weather, slums, and other realities, "But a writer can't afford to do that. He has to keep in touch with reality. If he guts away from reality, lie's dead." A man with positive and sometimes controversial ideas about his medium, Peter believes the film business has YOU HAVE Farmers Rodeo to be this Fri day and Saturday night are ten committees, Johnny Breeding is in charge of the ticket sales. Mike Voss and Jack Dougan will make pre. parations for the rodeo parade to be Friday afternoon, Gary Rowe heads the junior rodeo queen contest from which a grade school queen will be chos» en. Gary Golden and Carroll Beck will head the junior bull riding competition. . . In charge of the refreshments lies would have priority for to be sold during the rodeo will most jobs. be Jerry Don Still, Sidney Hollis and Montie Garner, One Job for Every 10 Seeking Them LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Youth Opportunity Council estimated Wednesday that there would be only one job for every 10 young people seeking summer work this year. Chairman Marvin Taylor of Little Rock said that young people from low income fami- Representatives of the state Employment Security Division Gary McRoy is in charge of said summer Neighborhood obtaining livestock and car ing for Youth Corps programs would it while Benton Fincher and Jack absorb about 4,100 youths for 10 weeks instead of 13 because of cutback in federal spending. The ESD said placement of Tompkins will manage the arena Publicity is the work of Danny Key and Larry East. Contest entries are to be filed with Mike girls, especially those from low income families, is a special problem. The division said the On (Page TWO) Voss and Jack Dougan, Co-chairmen of this year's cleanup committee are Danny Turner and Mike Tolleson. council had agreed the problem. The DeAnn Cemetery needs funds to pay for care of the Cemetery . . . anyone interested should send contributions to Miss LUlle Clark, 712 S. Fulton, Hope ... or Devon Samuel or Jimmie Arnold, both of Hope Rt. 3 or Jewel Burke, Emmet. Among those representing Southern State College Young Democrats at the annual convention last week were Brenda Williams, freshman music major from Hope, treasurer... also at Southern State Gayle Williams, Hope, junior medical technology major, is a candidate for secretary of the student body. From Washington Thurston Hulsey writes "appreciation" for helping the Washington Lions in the mop and broom sale re» cently. Highway Department let acon» tract in Nevada County for sur* facing 6.3 miles and building six concrete slab bridges totaling 750 feet on Arkansas 299 from Arkansas 19 to Emmet to Arkansas Rock and Gravel Co., Murfreesboro, for §402,613. Staff Sgt. Archie B. Elliott, son of Mrs. Goldie Elliott of Hope, Ark. is a member of the 504th Tactical Air Support Group at Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, which has been awarded the Pacific Air Forces Unit Safety Tropby for 1967 . . . forward air control* lers, the group directs tactical to explore air strikes against enemy objec- rials massing in the valley and of new roads being built, leading U.S. officers to believe a new enemy offensive against Hue may be building up. 7 Inmates at Tucker j Get Diplomas 13.W TUCKER PRISON FARM, Ark. (AP)—The state Education Department has awarded this month high school diplomas to seven Tucker Prison Farm inmates. This was the first time in the history of the penitentiary that Armv Pvt First Class John any convict prepared for andre- A A S, ™,' J2* SSu£ f ** a diploma whi ;,* *os ner Reed of Hope, Ark, has been *» P'* 80 *. authorities said,. ~ assigned as a combat engineer with the 27th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam. All Around Town By The Star Staff tives ... his wife, Delia, is the daughter of Simon Duffle of HopeRtS. The inmates prepared for the tests in three months of intensive study under the direction of Mrs, Jack Finch, education- to 80 ney Holt, delegate, and Dr. Lynn Harris, alternate. Others attending various sessions were Dr. Jim McKeiwie, Dr. George Wright, Or, Jud Martindale, and Dr. James Branch,,, At meetings of the Medical Auxiliary Mrs, Lynn Harris was elected Vice-President of the Southwest Explosion Jtoclts Plant at Camden CAMDBN, Ark, (AP) The Jim in last week's court docket is not the Jim Witherspoon who lives at Columbus, The Senior Girls basketball team leaves Friday for s week* end at Six Flags over Reminder- FINE FREE nerainger. pJHfc rnae. WEEK-April 21-28 . At Hemp. stead Neldj Re^ UI»(K. Ooly three more <J»y 5 |o retujro those over4w tests viitait pay, ing fine, Checfe y m fema «, Ca brary to sae « you Have an over- c Wfe due took, lor use in The U employes were taken to Ouachita Hospital toff' tn private cars. Eight were treated aad released and five were «toitte4 .- : T CWef Jake mm (Jamage

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