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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 6

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The tragedy of Man; He starts off with a Cointfv - and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex H. Washburn With Other Editors Anti-Fag Warnings A Total Waste? T ell you the truth, we've be- corno a tittle weary of the furor surrounding those HEW posters, destined for display on U.S. Mail trucks, warning of the danger in smr.Jdng cigarettes. Though Congressman from the tobacco - growing states have raised unholy cain and other public servants have edged into the act on one side or the other, we doubt the posted mossage ("130,000 doctors have quit smoking cigarettes. Maybe they know something you don't") will have much imiHn 1 , good or bad, on the millions of Americans who'd rather choke than quit. A friend of ours, whodistrusts doctors anyhow, offers a final disparaging verdict: " My mother-in-law hasn't quit smoking," he says, "and she knows everything." - Asheville (N.C.) Citizen Watch Out Most television watchers can identify with the impulse (if not nooessarily the moans of answering it) felt by Frenchman Felix Laurent. United Press International reports that Laurent got so angry at the fare offered by France's national television network that he lugged his set to the top of the 984-foot-high Eiffel Tower and thrsw it off. That's got to be the m.ist dram-i.ficdrop in ratings any TV program over experienced. - Dallas (Tex.) Herald Only Vocabulary Has Been Changed University of California officials have confirmed reports that 14 male and female students mi: 1 last week in the nude in a ses* sion in a private home. They called it "sensory awareness." It just shows what a college. education will do for you. Grandpa, in tils' unlettered Ignorance, would have called it an nvgy. Education roaches on. - San Antonio (Tex.) Express and News Easily Pleased Apparently, the current best- selling political bumper sticker in the U.S. reads "ABJ in '68." ABJ stands for Anybody But Johnson. - The Columbia (S.C.) State Soys Railway Passengers Service Poor LITTLE ROCK (AP) - John Mills of Little Rock said Thursday at an Interstate Commerce Commission hearing that railroads were building new facilities to accomodate mail and had designed their schedules for the movement of mail. Mills, who said he represented the "traveling public," said the railroads had brought on the demise of the passenger train by giving poor service to passengers, "Since the passengers are long gone and now the mall revenue is gone there is nothing left," Mills said. He made the statement at a hearing on the Missouri Pacific Lines' application to remove one passenger train daily in each direction on its line between St. Louis and Fort Worth, Tex. Mills said enough people would ride trains to make them profitable if they were assured of "first class" service. He said that he took a trip three weeks ago on a Missouri Pacific train and found the passenger car to be dirty, He also said there was little selection of food offered at the grill, Robert S. Davis, an attorney for Missouri Pacific, asked that Mills' testimony be stricken on the grounds that it was immaterial to the case "and because I strongly object to having to pay for it at '85 cents a page." "I'll pay for it myself," Mills shot back. Phillip Martin, traffic consult* ant for the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission, followed Mills to the witness stand and said he agreed with everything Mills had said. Martin also said that railroads had used their pa isenger train operating losses as partial justification for freight rate increases, He said he wondered where the freight rate increases would be now that the passenger trains are being removed. Hope Off set y\y. '-I>iC —, If Wfl..___ rpfeiKpiMi VOL.69-No.167-6Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS .SATURDAY, APRIL 27,1966 Member $ Associated Pfess & Audit Bnfeau Av, net paid cir eutafion 3 ffios, ending Mas-ih 31, 4ftd t ctfrter*ftl pi&er. PRICMOC The Mathematics of Vietnam ji *««••« Humphrey to Can't Be Appreciated A nnnnnce Until it u Lost Announce Bombs dropped Wtt dropped t*y t)JS* War tt) *»** Vlnnes lost; ; TROOP STRENGTH: U.S., 516,000 South Vietnamese, 730,000 Allies, ti2,000 Remember When Most Miniskirts Were Worn by Girls Under Age 5? By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP 1 ! - Your lurvest of memories is pretty bountiful if you can look back and remember when— If a person hadn't met you for quite a time, he'd exclaim., "Why, I haven't seen you since Hector was a pup!" Most miniskirts were worn by girls under five years of age. Mothers hated to see a son go to college for fear he might learn bad habits there, such as drinking beer. It was widely believed, even by some sociologists, that you could tell a criminal type by the lobes of his ears. Horse cars were a popular form of public transportation, and each horse car in its trip across town was followed by a flock of hopeful English sparrows. Women tended to faint in any emergency, not because their nerves were weak but because their corsets were so tight. They often carried smelling salts in their pocketbooks so they could be revived quickly. Every well brought up little girl was expected to learn to play the piano, and every little boy the violin or saxophone. Away back in 1922, in the depths of prohibition, auto magnate Henry Ford announced that any worker showing up with liquor on his breath would bs fired. Bread that year sold for five cents a loaf. Wrist watches, one regarded as sissified by most men, became so popular as the result of their use by officers in the first World War Uwt the traditional pocket watch was doomed. But clothiers, slow to change, still put a watch pocket in most men's suit pants. In 1924 Americans started dusting off their dictionaries as a new cultural fad swept the nation—crossword puzzles. A small lad who put on a pair of long black stockings in the morning usually had a hole in one knee by night fall from playing marbles, People would stay up until midnight trying to get an out of town station on their scratchy crystal radio sets. Some silent film critics say no real future for talking pictures, because they felt the public wouldn't take to being jabbered ut from the screen. The only men who dried the kitchen dishes were bachelors. The average married man felt such a task was beneath his dignity and, besides, his wife didn't usually want him in the kitchen. That was her realm. Almost every child's ambition was to sneak a peak into the little black bag carried by the doctor and see how many tiny infants were in it. That's where ba'oies came from—unless you were still gullible enough to believe the stork brought them. In disparaging a neighboring town smaller than the one in which you lived, you said, "It's so dull there they roll up the sidewalks every night at 9 o'clock." Many people led long, useful and iiappy lives without ever having to fill out a government form, Frozen Food Code Adopted for Arkansas LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Board of Health has eliminated the major objections of the frozen food industry to a code regulating the industry in Arkansas. The board adopted the code Wednesday at Hot Springs. Dr. J. T, Herron, state health officer, said Thursday that the regulations dealing Faubus Says He Won't Be Candidate By JOHN R. STARK Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Former Gov. Orval E. Faubus said today that the effort to unseat Qpv. Winthrop Rockefeller ^imust be left to some other Democratic leader at this particular time." Faubus made the remark in a letter mailed to Little Rock from his western "hideaway." He said he wrote the letter because he wanted to end rumors that he would return to Arkansas and file for governor before the deadline May 1, Faubus ended a four-day visit to Arkansas 10 days ago and he left behind speculation that he was reconsidering his decision not to seek office this year. He has said he is writing a book in some undisclosed place west of Arkansas. Rumors about his candidacy were communicated to him, Faubus said, by Francis Murray, editor of the Madison County Record. Faubus has kept contact with Arkansas through Murray during his absence. "He (Murray) also informed me of various people who have my filing fee ready for me," Faubus said. He said his original decision not to seek office this year was based on personal reasons and that these reasons remained much the same. "Also my late entry as a candidate in the Democratic primaries would not be fair to By MARY ANITA LASETER Star Feature Writer What is the best way to demonstrate the old-fashioned pride we have in being American citizens? By exercising our right to vote, Voting is, in reality, more than a right, It's a privilege. This is called to our attention as May 1, Law Day, U.S.A., draws near and we recall a startling headline which appeared in a B&PW Club national magazine. It stated, "Nobody Votes in My Town." We have heard of "light votes," but in the U.S.A. how could such a thing as that happened! NOBODY voting? Then, it became apparent, for the author was an inmate at Southern Michigan Prison, and in such "towns" nobody is allowed to vote. Inmate 87776 knows all too well the truth of the words "the privilege of voting can't completely be appreciated until it is lost." But for most Americans the right to vote is still ours if we but choose to exercise it. The only way the citizens of this great country should "take the law into their own hands" is by voting. It is our greatest weapon against the three C's — Crime, Corruption, and Communism. As in the case of any weapon, though, it must be handled with care. Become informed on issues and candidates before you '•• for or against them, -a immigrant once said, "Americans can't adequately appreciate their system of government because they don't understand what it ain't." We seem to be striving to find out what "the other way" is with every passing day. As another presidential election day approaches, probably never stake assume we are being overly dra. matic, read the headlines in this very newspaper. The prisoner from Southern Michigan concluded his remarks in this way: "Our Star Spangled Banner waves best when every thread is intact. Similarly, the government it represents needs every vote. "Nobody votes in my town. Nobody may. "What could be worse, patriotically? "—Your town, where every adult may vote ... and you don't." If you have not registered to Defense Work vote, be sure to do so, You must be 21 years of age, a resident of the state 1 year, of the county 6 months, and of the precinct 80 days, and you must register 20 days prior to an election to be eligible for It. Once you have registered to vote, you main* tain your eligibility until you move your residence to another precinct, county, or state. Registration Is done in the courthouse office of County Clerk Mrs. Pat McCain. Her office hours are from 8 a.m» until 5 p.m., and she says nearly every day By JACK BELL AP Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP)- Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, with some backing from business, labor, the South- and per*, haps President Johnson- Is launching his second quest for the Democratic preidential nomination issuing a call for national unity. His announcement of Candida* cy. due today at a luncheon for 1,000 supporters at a Washing- someone registers to vote. ton ^tel* P uts Mm a $tfnst Sen. Robert F. Kennedy of New York and Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, his fellow Minnesotan. Although any heir-apparent status for Humphrey is vague at this point, professional politicians are firm In the belief Johnson prefers Humphrey as his successor. The President announced March 31 he will not run again, but made clear in remarks Thursday night he will not be a bystander in the campaign. And Johnson's promise to vigorously oppose "any would-be divisive force" in the nation was widely interpreted as directed primarily at Kennedy and McCarthy, critics of the way he. has handled the Vietnam war and other problems. * This and the chief executive's' pledge to work for continuance of his domestic programs pointed strongly to Humphrey, the indefatigable defender of Johnson policies at home and in Vietnam. It .how help pick U.S. Bombers Hit Viet Cong Sanctuaries By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - U.S. Air Force B52 bombers attacked Viet Cong sanctuaries on two sides of Saigon today In a new effort to smash enemy troop concentrations within striking distance of the capital; Intelligence reports persisted that the Viet Cong are planning an attack on Saigon similar to the invasion of the city during the lunar new year offensive Jan. 31. Despite the reports, only small-scale skirmishes were reported on the outskirts of the capital. The biggest fight was Just below the demilitarized zone near Con Thien where U.S. Marines supported by tanks and artillery 72 North Vietnamese before was so much --at-troops in a three-hour battle. • in America. Before "you '.-. U&r]ae losses vere l^^^nine killed and 17 wounded^lh the fight that broke put Friday when a squad from the 4th Regiment ran into a North Vietnamese force of unknown size. Two platoons of Leatherneck reinforcements and tanks were thrown into the battle. Enemy gunners made artillery, rocket and mortar attacks Friday on Camp Carroll, a U.S. artillery base east of Khe Sanh, See U.S. BOMBERS On (Page Six) nationwide Protest Is Scheduled By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Stud-ant Mobilization Committee to Ead the War in Vietnam says students on campuses from coast to coast will with the manufacturing process those Democratic leaders who, eliminated most of the refer- " ' " ences to plant design and specifications for equipment — industry's major objections. The board first began developing regulations two years ago but they were not put into effect immediately because of resistance from the frozen food industry. The time permitted for the frozen food companies to comply with the regulations was altered and the temperature requirements on frozen products were eased under the revised regulations. Miss Henderson Is Selected ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — Miss Linda Huney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Haney of El Dorado, was selected Thursday night Miss Henderson State College. Miss Huney, a 19-year-old junior, stands 5-foot-3, weighs 105 pounds and tuis bla^k hair and blue eyes. Her sta'istics are 3524-34. Miss Jean Keese, daughter of ocratic leader at this particular on my previous negative announcement, have considered this matter and decided to become candidates," Faubus wrote, "That is, such late entry would not be fair without prior consultation with such candidates and their friends, and no such consultations have been held," Faubus said he felt he would nave an excellent chance to win the Democratic nomination and "unseat the WR organiza. tion," "The WR organization's prin» cipal asset, and almost the only one, is based on $500 million,' 1 he said, "I also distinguish be» tween the WR organization and an organization of good Republicans," Faubus, who has always couched his political announcements in language subject to interpreations, then said: "The need to remove the WR group from state office before the state government suffers irreparable harm, and my desire to help to do so as a candidate becomes immaterial. The effort must be left to some other Mr. and Mrs. James Keese, of Malvern was runner up. time," The Faubus letter, was mailed from Little Rock. Law Is Hot Enforced WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice Adm, Hyman G. Rickover charges that some corporations have refused, or delayed accepting, contracts to produce less rigidly controlled civilian work. And, he said, the law which would force the companies to take defense work is not properly enforced, Rickover made the charges in a closed session of the House Banking and Currency Committee on April 11. The committee voted this week to make the testimony public but it still has not been officially released, "It has become increasingly difficult to get industry to accept and perform orders for military equipment in a timely and economical manner," Rick» over testified. He said he has had, at times, to place orders for equipment as long as four years before it is needed because "industry would much prefer to do civilian work because they do not have to ex* pend as much design and engi* neering effort on the commer" cial work." Rickover is the Navy's deputy commander for nuclear propulu sions of the Naval Ship Systems Command and director of the Division of Naval Reactors for the Atomic Energy Commission, He told the committee that four times during March 1961, General Electric refused to bid on a contract for propulsion plant equipment fur a new submarine considered to be an "urgent military requirement," The Navy had determined, Rickover said, that GE was the only company which could handle the job, but GE said it did not at that time have enough engineers to Uo the work. Linda Morse, executive secretary of the committee, predicted Thursday that some schools would be completely closed, At others, she said, there would be teach-ins, rallies, picketing and antiwar skits. In addition to student boycotts of classes, numerous college teachers have canceled classes in advance. Seminars on the Vietnam war, the draft and race ^» problems were planned. The committee sought to synchronize the strike by U.S, stu* dents with classroom stoppages planned in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, Today's denmistrations are part of the week of antiwar ac» tivittes that will come to a cU- max Saturday with demonstrations planned In a score of American cities, An antiwar ra> ly is planned In New York's Central Park, preceded by two parades to the pirfc, Kipp Dawson, national coordi* nator for the Student McbUwv (ion CO.TI iltteo, said its leaders do not think that today's student demonstrations will interfere with President Johflscu's efforts to get peace negotiations going with Hanoi. The National Black Anti-Draft Union, a Negro orga,n|z4tton, is sponsoring the strike along with the Student MpbWzatioa mittee. Several hundred students faculty members jumped the gun at one of the camf ises of the Str*<* University of York. remains undisclosed just and when Johnson would his loyal vice president up support for the Demo- convention in August at while Kenbedysand Me- halrvest the pxjbUtf.ty }uid : the votes from presidentiil primaries he Is not entering. But Humphrey, 56, is regarded as a strong prospect to win the nomination, a prize he saw vanish in 1960 after suffering primary defeats at the hands of John F. Kennedy. Organized labor and business leaders are giving him help- business principally because some of its leaders have an ingrained fear of Kennedy, who gave the steel industry a rough time as attorney general when President Kennedy forced a steel-price rollback. And Humphrey enters the campaign with strong support of regular Democrats in the South who had expected to back Johnson for reno ruination until the President bowed out, Govs. John J. McKeithen of: Louisiana, Buford Ellington of? Tennessee, John B. Connally of Texas and Mills E. Godwin of Virginia all nave had kind words tor Humphrey. Ironically, Humphrey was once regarded as no friend of the South after his successful fight to win adoption of a civil rights plan at the 1948 Democratic National Convention.. That fight first put him in the national political spotlight. The vice president hopes for- the backing of the politically powerful Mayor Richard J, Daley of Chicago, who controls the hefty Illinois delegation; and of shard H. Hughes, woo beads the sizable New Jersey convention contingent, Humphrey has a base in Minnesota, where his organization claims the convention delegation will be at least 46 for Hurophreyto 16 for McCarthy, Humphrey nag support ta delegations already chosen in Alaska and Nevada, and way get roost of the delegates from Connecticut, He has been endorsed by, See HUMPHREY TO \ On (Pago Six) GOP. fet Filing Plac* The Beropstead County Bep«b» Ucan committee will set up a flit lag headquarters si the Toiler Company on West §tb street ft» two days, Monday, April 29 md Tuesday, April 39, Anyone wish, ing to fUe tor a count) commit, tee position or aoy el&cjive ife fice may Oo so between Ownj^irs of 9:00 Uvese forms,

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