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Hope, Arkansas
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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 Alix H. Washbom With Othtr Idttort Hurray For Barry B arry Goldwater, the outspoken Republican who won his party's laurels in 1964 only to be crushed in a Democratic landslide, is a man not easily pigeon-holed, Just about the time his party goes off in one direction, he will, indepen* dent and free-thinking as always, take off in another, In an interview with representatives of a national magazine, Goldwater was asked his opinion of American youth. What he had to say should reassure those who are persuaded by headlines that many college campuses are dens of immorality, rebellion, and drugs. "This generation of students," said the former U.S. Senator, "is the finest we've had in my lifetime. If you gathered up every oddball from every campus in this country, you'd have a hard time filling half a stadium." Goldwater has visited 56 campuses and has plans to visit 30 more this spring. His college itinerary is not without political overtones since he will seek election to his old Senate post. But if what Goldwater says about the younger generation is accurate — and we believe it is — then, his expression of confidence in it will transcend any personal benefits that might accrue. Put another way, patting the youth of America on the back may get him a few votes in Arizona, but it does more than that. It puts the crabbed attitude toward youngsters in proper perspective. The country has needed a voice to allay the suspicion that college students are traveling down the proverbial road to perdition. For example, Goldwater compares his generation with the present one. His comments are Interesting on two points in particular! bizarre dress and drinking. "I think back to when I was their age and we shaved our heads and wore bell-bottom trousers and square-toed shoes, and thought it was very clever to paint the heads of the sophomores. We danced the Charleston and the Black Bottom and drank homebrew. I don't think there's any gread difference. There's not as much drinking today as there was when I was that age. On the campuses, I find much less drinking than there was when I was in school. I also find a much deeper, more widespread interest in religion." Oddly enough, Goldwater has not been heckled and subjected to demonstrations on a large scale like other campus speakers. In fat, because of this, hardly anyone knew of his aaven- tures among the young. The dialogue has been quite, unobtrusive, and obviously beneficial to both candidate and student. One is prompted to say "hurray for Barry" for puncturing the notion held in some quarters that oddballs and freak-outs constitute a dominant force in college. It just isn't so. - Monroe (La.) News-Star Wonders Hope MiMptU VOL. 69-No. 166-10 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 §»*(« kA* HOPE. ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 26,1968 Star &;''$ " ? ; -^ffffcf Printed by Offset V :• ||r t ', , V'u city attmrntflrfi tSJBfei&JWKllM Members Associated Press & Audit Bureau of cireulafJonli Av, net paid circulation 3 mos. ending March 31,1968- 3,361 tefeft or i etrritr tin PRICE Why Crank Didn't Act Before LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Odell Pollard, chairman of the state Republican party, questioned Thursday whether Rep, Marion Crank of Foreman was sincere in his criticism of a recent automobile insurance rate increase, Crank, a Democratic candidate for governor, said Monday that the increase should be rescinded and hearings on the increase reopened, He also said he was asking the Legislative Council to determine whether a system can be established to insure that any insurance rate increases will be justified, "If ho were sincere, he could have taken action long before now, since he has been a member of the legislature and the powerful Legislative Council for years," Pollard said, Pollard called the question of auto insurance rates "long- studied and difficult," and asked why Crank had waited until now to criticize the hike. "If Mr. Crank wants a rate investigation, we suggest he start by looking into the procedures under which Arkla has received its many gas rate increases," Pollard said, School Bows to Negro Militants By TOM KELLY Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Columbia University bowed today to a militant student protest that has disrupted campus life for four days and said it would suspend construction of a controversial gymnasium. But the few hundred—out of the Ivy League university's 27,500 students—who carried out the protest continued to sit-in at five buildings, demanding amnesty from punishment for. their demonstration. Columbia, hemmed in on three sides by predominantly white and residential Morningside Heights, sits atop a bluff overlooking Harlem and the 30- acre Mornlngside Park. The gym would be built on two acres of the park, which separates the campus from the Negro community. Tha university's decision to suspend construction—made at the request of Mayor John V. Lindsay— came in an announcement by the university vice president, David B. Truman, before a cheering crowd of 150 white and Negro onlookers gathered in predawn chill on the steps of Low Memorial Library. Truman also said the entire university would be closed until Monday to permit further talks between the administration, faculty and Lindsay, credited by many students with averting bloodshed during the protest. They apparently were hoping that the university also would yield to another major demand, amnesty for the demonstrators. President Grayson Kirk announced Thursday that no amnesty would be granted. He said such a concession would "destroy the whole fabric of the university community" by making a sham of the college rules. An hour .before Truman spoke, a double file of about 20 plainclothes police, some carrying nightsticks, pushad past a dozen faculty members stationed before the library door. One woman was pushed to the ground and stepped on and a male French instructor was clubbed on the head. Unify Baptist Revival to Start Sunday The Unity Baptist Church will engage in revival services the week of April 28 through May 5. The morning Services will be at 10 a.m. and evening services will be at 7:30 p.m. The evangelist will be the Rev. W. A. La Beff, pastor of Wyatt Baptist Church, in El Dorado, Ark. The re will be special music each evening under the direction of Mr. Shelby Cowling, music director of Unity Baptist Church. The pastor is the Rev, Gordon Renshaw. Educators to Hear Rep. Fetid The Hempstead County Education Association will meet Tuesday night, April 30, 1968, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hope Junior High School Auditorium, The Honorable Talbot Feild, Jr. will be guest speaker. He will speak on the state financial condition, and especially as it may affect public schools, president Thurston Hulsey announced. Ball Named to Succeed Goldberg By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER Ap Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson has chosen former State Department official George W. Ball, a strong advocate of a negotiated Vietnam war settlement, to succeed Arthur Goldberg as ambassador to the United Nations. The sudden, surprise choice of Ball, 58, to succeed the retiring Goldberg was viewed in the capital as fresh evidence that Johnson had decided to make a determined effort during his last nine months in office to negotiate an end to the Vietnam war. Ball has made his criticisms of U.S. policy known particularly since resigning as undersecretary of state in October 1966. Thus his willingness to return to government surprised Washing" ton circles as much as did Johnson's decision to ask him bask. Reached Thursday evening by telephone in Mo.it Tremblant, near Montreal, Canada, where he is attending a conference of an independent group concerned with Atlantic community problems, Ball said: "The President has removed himself from the nolitical arena so he can make decisions which would tie mucn more difficult it he were a political candidate, "Therefore the period that re- ma'.as could be a very fruitful period.'' FBI Playing Down the Descriptions WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI officials are quietly trying to play down contradictory descriptions of the appearance and habits of James Earl Ray, alias Eric Starvo Gait, the elusive escaped convict charged with the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The discrepancies have fueled speculation that perhaps Ray and Gait actually are two persons, or that two or more persons used the uamo Gait. No official statement has been issued to rebut this theory. But as the massive search for King's killer entered its fourth week, FBI sources who had refused to discuss any aspect of the investigation insisted, though not for attribution, that Ray and Gait are the same person, Senators Vow Not to Bow to Demands of Negro March Leaders WASHINGTON (AP) — two and the American people are Senate Democratic leaders have tired of it," Byrd said, protested because federal troops Clark also came in for attack and police were ordered not to by Sen. John G. Tower, R-Tex., shoot arsonists and looters dur- who told a St. Louis audience to- ing the racial violence in Wash- day the attorney general should ington earlier this month, Sen. Russell B. Long of Louisiana, the majority whip and No, 2 man in the Democratic leadership, also vowed In a Senate speech Thursday to call for the censure or expulsion of any senator who advocates "bending the knee" to demands from leaders of the Poor People's Campaign. Dr. Ralph Abernathy, succes sor Jr. Christian Leadership Confer Mightiest Bomb Is Exploded By MIKE DOAN Associated Press Writer LAS VEGAS, Nev, (AP)- An experimental hydrogen bomb, most powerful tested in the be replaced and charged he is United States, exploded under a AP News Digest Rnmhers * ft M „««*!*«* t» •rWlllMWl w i 1 Strike Close to Saigon U,N..VIE?NAM President Johnson's choice of George W, Ball, advocate of a negotiated settlement of the Vietnam war, to succeed Arthur j, Goldberg as U,N, AmbiSsa* dor is viewed in Washington as evidence that Johnson plans a determined effort to end the war. Ambassador Goldberg speaks today in the General Assembly By GEORGE ESPER :ss Associated Press Writer :« SAIGON (AP) - UiS, BS8- bombers, flying some of the- war's closest raids toSatgon,hnr. undermining law enforcement. "The present attorney general is more concerned with the civil rights of law violators than he is with the civil rights of law abiders," Tower said. Tower added Clark is not "psychologically suited for the field of law enforcement" and that if Johnson wants to keep desert mesa today and sent earth-like shock waves rolling for hundreds of miles. There were no reports of dam* age or vented radiation from the underground blast, despite more than a week of protests him Clark should be made head to Dr. Martin Luther King of the Peace Corps, the antipov- as head of the Southern erty program or the Health, Education and Welfare Depart- ence, plans to bring thousands ment. of poor people to Washington next month with the aim of pressuring Congress to enact welfare legislation through nonviolent demonstrations. "When that bunch of marchers comes here, they can just burn the whole place down and we can just move the capital to some place where they enforce the law," Long said. Sen. Robert F. Byrd, D-W. Va., third-ranking Senate Democrat, accused Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark of pussyfooting with rioters—a reference to Clark's view that shoot-to-kill orders are not the way to handle slum violence. President Johnson has expressed a similar view, saying: "We can rebuild property. We can replace the loss of money. But a life taken can never be restored.' ' "I'm tired of this pussyfooting by the attorney general of this; United States or by anyone else, Long told the Senate that while Abernathy has not specified the demands on Congress which the Poor People's Campaign will make, a guaranteed annual wage probably will be sought. TB Deaths Increase LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Health Department reported Thursday that deaths in the date in February due to tuberculosis had increased compared to the figure in February 1967. The agency said nine persons died of the disease during February compared to seven for a corresponding period of last year. There were two deaths each in Howard and Pulaski counties and one each in Crittenden. Garland, Mississippi, Montgomery and Sharp counties. U.N. career. American infantrymen engage in battles around Saigon. B52s keep pounding at the A Shau Valley. NATIONAL Columbia University officials from scientists and others that call in police in an attempt to the shot was potentially danger- break a three-day sit-in by mill- ous. tant student demonstrators who The effects of the detonation occupied five campus buildings of the device 3,800 feet deep at A student group says 1 colle- the Nevada Test Site, 100 miles gians on campuses around the northwest of here, appeared to be just about what the Atomic a demonstration Energy Commission anticipated and racism. — a rolling ground motion felt as far as 250 miles away, with no harm expected. The shot, delayed an hour un , , as he begins to close out his enemy targets withta 26 miles of' capital today to break upt country will participate today in against war The newly merged United Methodists authorize $20 million to fight racial problems which they say threatens "the future people's campilgn since the King assassination. Five WACs and an Armj Nurse become the first women to complete the coarse at the Army Command and General U.S. Reserves of Cold at Lowest Level After Recent Buying Frenzy til 7 a.m. due to fears that if of America, perhaps the world." there were radiation leaks wind Officials report volunteers might carry contaminants off and donations have multiplied the test site, was felt lightly if for the Southern Christian Lead- at all in major cities of the ership Conference and it's poor west. In Los Angeles, 300 miles away, some persons trying to detect it didn't ... but others said they felt it, lightly. To an AEC observer in a bunker 13 miles from the blast staff* College when they gradu point the shock was "a pretty a te next month, good roll." Hawaii and Arizona are the In Las Vegas tall buildings on i y states exempt from the swayed, as in an earthquake, switch to Daylight Saving Time Chandeliers in a hotel swung. Sunday. Motion was clocked for 90 sec- WASHINGTON onds. Police reported a storm of FB j officials are trying to calls inquiring how serious the play down contradictory de- shock was. "We also," an offl- scr i p tioiis of James Earl Ray, cer said, "got calls after the blast asking when it was goinr to happen." the _-_ - - . Viet Cong forces believed mass* ing for their second major offensive of 1968, i-i- The raids came after South- Vietnamese police ordered ail- boats and vehicles entering Sal* gon be searched for arms and explosives. The police had earlier thwarted a Viet Codg attempt to smuggle guns into the capital on a river junk. Tons of explosives fell from the giant bombers on three sorties over enemy bunkers, weapons positions and troop concentrations, six to eight mites... west-southwest of Ben headquarters of the U.S. 1st fantry Division. Raids in February had hit tar-gets 10 miles north of Saigon. r> ';_ AS fear of another attack oft the capital mounted, American infantrymen combing the proy-j inces around Saigon fought'a" series of small battles Thursday. Meanwhile, U.S. B52 borabi; ers pounded North Vietnamese" positions in the A Shau Vallejr,; in the northern part of the coun- : try, again and again. There were new reports from". South Vietnam's national police" that the Viet Cong were bringing arms into the capital to prei- pare for another "terrorist* •*. campaign against the city similar to the Tet offensive. Police said they found 10 Soviet AK47 automatic rifles' aboard a junk at Saigon's riverfront dock. They ^flid not say if any arrests were made. .Seismologists-,: reckoned ^tbe ^ tove - rafused contficts^ shock^had a magottw of 6.5 on produce critically needed *"- Ui6 By.IOSEPHR. COYNE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government shelled out about $2.2 billion of the nation's gold to foreign buyers during the gold crisis which reached its frenzied peak about one month ago. This was the accounting the Treasury Department revealed late Thursday of U.S. gold losses which dropped the nation's lion for December through March. This included all gold lost since devaluation as part of the gold pool. —Domestic sales of just over $63 million during the same period Including about $14.1 million in March, the last month for sales to private American industrial users. This left net sales to foreign -$10.703 billion. There were indications of a further minor loss this month in sales to foreign governments but exact figures won't be available for another month. No formal announcement was . . . , domP5tIc „.„..<. made by the department which ^^V^t to »5£ merely included the figures ma r ket nrlce the scores of tables it er market i prlce ' monthly in the two-price system—one of $3-3 an ounce among governments and a higher price set by supply and demand on the free market. The governments agreed not to buy and sell gold on the open market and the United States Some 48 States Will Switch Over Sunday to Daylight Saving Time By WILLIAM J, CONWAY Associated Press Writer All but two of the 50 states remain on Eastern Standard will switch to Daylight Saving Time, The 12 exempted counties the western side of Indiana, can Time Sunday, But, an Associated Press survey also shows, some minor monkey wrenches have been tossed into the clockwork in a few areas, The Uniform Time Act, adopted by Congress in 1966, provided that - starting in 1967 - all states will observe DST from 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in April until 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in October — except that any state may exempt itself by adopting a state law, Hawaii and Arizona have exempted themselves. In the other states clocks generally will be pushed ahead an hour. The U.S. Department of Transportation, which oversees tha act, gave Indiana permission to bring its timepieces into harmony in this way: all the state's counties, with the excep. lion of six around Chicago and six around Evansville, lad., on can move their clocks up from Central Standard to Central Daylight Time, This will place them on the same time as the rest of the state, The U.S. Department of Transportation placed all of Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the Central time zone, But four counties in the eastern half of the peninsula - Luce, Mackinac, Chippewa and Alger — have remained on Eastern time. They will go on EOT Sunday, The other counties are on CST. Eastern counties on the peninsula feel they have closer ties with the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, while the westernmost feel they are tied geographically to Wisconsin. The Lower Peninsula of Michigan is in. the Eastern zone. But the board of supervisors of Ber» rien County (Beaton Harbor) in the southwestern corner of that peninsula has voted to stay on EST. among publishes "Treasury Bulletin." The over-all gold loss reached a monthly record during Mirch at $1.197 billion, the bulk of it to cover wild buying on the London Gold Market before the flow of government gold to speculators was halted In mid-March. Devaluation of the British pound on Nov. 18 triggered the rush to buy gold and eventually led to a breakup of the London gold pool—the group of seven nations which provided enough gold from thsir reserves to meat the demand for the metal on the London market, The purpose was to hold the price at $35 an ounce. Here's how the Treasury broke down the U,S. gold drain: -A total net loss of $2.262 oil- Clothesline Art Show Planned Here The Hope Junior Auxiliary will sponsor a Clothesline Art Show for all Elementary School In Hope on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and % at the Hope Youth Ceuter from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The theiiiG for this year's show will be "America Music oa Parade." Mrs. Dorothy Halliburton of Texarkana will serve as judge ol the entries by students in grades 1-6. The public is invited to view the art display. Rodeo Parade at 4 O'clock on Friday A parade at four o'clock Friday afternoon will feature Don- Richter earthquake scale, which rates those at 7 or more as major. A 6.5 shock is strong enough to cause damage if it occurs close to populated areas. Living Cost Takes a Big Jump WASHINGTON (AP>-Living costs rose four-tenths of one per cent in March, the biggest jump in eight months, the government said today. Some 43 million American workers thus suffered a loss of purchasing power despite record high wages. Prices the past six months have been rising at an annual rate of four per cent, the highest in 17 years, said Arnold Chase, assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But he said he doubted there will be any government move toward price controls. Eric Starvo Gait. Vice Adm. Hyman G. Rickov- er charges that some corpora- gested Cong and the North Vietnamese might be planning antother at- Two Senate Democratic lead- tack on Saigon to improve their ers protest because federal military position before peace troops and police were ordered negotiations. South Vietnamese not to shoot arsonists and loot- army units in the provinces around Saigon have been on 100 per cent alert all week in antici- r>r»r TTrro pation of a new enemy attack.. POLITICS jjj jjj e continuing small-scale President Johnson says he'll fighting around the capital. 10 be joining in the politicking this ^ • -• - ' year even if he won't be running for re-election. INTERNATIONAL The port of London is threatened with a one-day shutdown by a longshoremen's strike pro- eork lensewor*. ers during the Washington rioting. Crank, 1967 Junior Rodeo Queen. Donna and Debbie will ride horseback at the head of the parade and will be escorted by FFA members. Western Day was observed Thursday at the schools with prizes of cash given at the high school and tickets at junior high and the grade schools, The grade-school girls who are contestants for the junior rodeo Queen were pictured in Wednesday's paper, The selec* tton of the queen will be made Band Going to Shreveport The Hope High School Band will participate in two parades April 26. The band will perform in the Hope High School FFA parade in Hope and later travel to Shreveport to march in the Holiday in Dixie Parade which will start at 7:00. All Around Town By The Star Staff The report from Millwood is kansas Fa *m Bureau women was lake is dear, fishing good and WW Jj» L *We Rock Thursday and visited the lake last ^tending from Hempstead were Mrs, Autry Wilson, Mrs, Ralph Montgomery, Mrs, Troy Bruson, Edwin Waddell of Stamps, Dls- ^ s « MWy Spates, Mrs, David trict Forester, Unit 9, will be Comings, Mrs, Wayne Ater- inducted into the 15 Year Fores- bury* ¥?*• Howard Reece, Mrs. try Club at a meeting ta Little Rock on May 14 , ., this group is composed of Forestry em. ployes who have worked con« tinuously for 15 or more years Wore* Me- total membership today is 190 of the some 450 forestry workers. Supt. James H, Jones said to- by voting at the first showing of day that all Hope Public Schools the rodeo Friday night at eight will open on Daylight Savings o'clock at the coliseum, An» nounceraeut of the Junior queen will be made at Saturday night's show, Among the events on the pro« gram are bareback riding, bull riding, calf roping, and wUd cow milking, Grade school boys may enter the Junior bull-riding and pig scramble contest, similar to senior events, Proceeds from this ninth an« nual rodeo will be used to buy equipment and supplies for the school shop and to continue the hay-hauling project begun last summer. Time on Monday, Apri 29.,, that simply means getting up and started an hour earlier. Swell Cemetery Association of Emmet will hold its annual meet* ing May 9 at 7:30 p.m. In the City Hall , , , Mrs. Otis Town, send, secy, - treas, urges all members to be present, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Caldwell and Mr, and Mrs. Jack Aruett were in Memphis last weekend attending a banquet tor "Outstanding Ford Salesmen," The Spring meeting of the Ar* Army Pvt. Ic. Roger D, Craw* ford, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs, Doyle G, Crawford of Hope Rt, 1, was assigned to the 2othta&ntry Division in Vietnam recently ... an infantryman in Troop A, 3rd Squadron of the division's 4tb Calvary near Cu Chi, Pvt, Cr«iw« ford entered on active duty in Sept. 1967 and completed his basic at Fort Polk, la. . , bis wife, Fredde, lives at Abilene, Texas where he was employed prior to army service, William (Bill) McCJendoo of Lewisville, representative of the Aetna Ufe and Casualty Co., will attend the 40th annual meeting of the firm's Corps of Region* uaires, a national honorary or* gan&aUon of the company's leading producers in like Placid, New York oa June 27*30 ., .Bill has qualified for the Regloa- naires 11 times. U.S. soldiers were killed and 82 wounded in actions 12 to 38 miles from Saigon. :•Only 26 enemy were reported dead in the battles, and 18 of them were killed by U.S. Air Force fighter-bombers that attacked a bunker complex 25 miles northwest of the capital. The Jets were called in to he.lp units of the 25th Infantry Division. The Infantry reported the air attacks destroyed 99 enemy bunkers and damaged another 25. v r While the South Vietnamese were fearful of a new attack 'on Saigon. U.S. Intelligence of fleers exhibited greatest cionc|rn about the North Vietnamese concentrations to the A^Shau Valley, which they said $s$U* ened the Hue area. These sources said the enemy has^lS to 20 battalions in the are,a and could commit them to an aU-out attack on Hue "in a matter oaf weapons posi- storage areas in the valley three times Thursday night and with three more '' this morning, Chance of Scattered Showers By THE ASSOCIATED The chance of scattered, show* ers again entered toe forecast for Artan^s but little change in te Is expected througl Tt*a showers were western sections tills and over the stale Saturday. Temperatures pected to remain cool and mercury will rise into the 90s over much of the state Saturday. High temperatures rii^d iron 79 at to 74 at Little Rod RaiafcU reported for tj» period earitog aj $ toff bitted ft tffUM at

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