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toycott at Sreenwqod s Working -,ty thl KeV, tf rsyidlrY fi&tiai was to £««ite*r of Bbdeftt by services for Mts. fttttf osfef, ,9S, wife of the late I* Ai faster, w&ire held Monday at Oakcrost Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery are two sons, Vln« son Poster afld L, A, Foster, both o! Hope and two daughters, Mrs, Charlie Wilson and Mrs, Dick Watfctas, both of Mope, PATERSON, tU, (AP) - Al« den Stevens, 60, afithor and president of the 25,000-member Association on American Indian Affairs, died Sunday. Stevens, whose books include "Victory Without Peace" and "Arms and the People," was field director of the Mobil Travel Guide and wrote for several television series, A 30-year member of the Indian welfare organization, he 1 became its president in 1964. *: WEST ,BEND, Wis. (AP) } Walter A. Ziegler, 73,adirector of B.C. Ziegler and Co., one of ^ttie nation's largest underwrlt- "ers of church, school and hospital securities, diedSunday, Ziegler, who joined the firm in 1915, was a brother of its founder. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP>-Winfield Townley Scott, 58, nationally famed poet, essayist, editor and critic, died Sunday after being stricken in his home. CLEVELAND (AP) - Edward F. Bang, sports editor for 53 years of the old Cleveland News, died Saturday. Bang, 88, who helped found the Baseball Writers Association of America, won national recognition in the sports world for his Writing and charitable promotions. WABAN, Mass. (AP)- Alexander Borovsky, 79, noted concert pianist who was a soloist with major orchestras in Europe and. North and South America, died Saturday in his home. HAflTRUINS from Page One which is valued at $4 million, was damaged. The crop damage ranged from slight to severe, according to the Bradley County agent. High winds and large hall caused damage estimated at several hundred thousand dollars at Camden. Most of the damage apparently was to the roofs and windows of homes and industries. Authorities said the Saturday night storm knocked out power and telephone lines in some areas of the city. About 200 persons were without telephone service. Low tempeatures reported around the state today ranged from 42 degrees at Fayetteville to 60 at Blytheville and Pine Bluff. Highs Sunday ranged from 67 at Texarkana to 76 at Pine Bluff. Rainfall reported around the state In the 24-hour period ending at 6 p.m. today ranged from a trace at Blytheville to .60 inches at El Dorado. AsgdciateiJ Piess Writer OfifiENWOCD, Miss, (AP) ** A UgRt boycott here has taken alrtdst all Negroes away from the dc-wfltbwfi business area and ft shopping center, It has forced one gf &ufr of white merchants to reach its own agreement with the boycott leaders, In two weeks of "selective buying," the Greenwood Movement has withdrawn almost all Negro business, leaving only essentials such as drugs and banking untouched. One white merchant, manager of a downtown department store, said "As far as I can tell, it's 100 per cent effective. 1 don't mind telling you I'm down this month when I should be up because of Easter buying," The boycott grew out of Indignation at the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Picketing began April 11, two days after he was buried, and has continued since, The heavy Negro population of Leflore County, in the prosperous Delta farming region of northwest Mississippi, makes many Greenwood merchants dependent on Negro trade. Greenwood, a town of-20,000 persons, is 45 per cent Negro and the county is about 65 per cent Negro. Only one supermarket and Johnson Street, a five-block row of bargain stores, furniture stores and pawn shops, is exempt. Last week Johnson Street merchants approached movement leaders and worked out an agreement. They would hire Negroes, use courteous titles and try to pressure the city's leadership into meeting with the Negroes in exchange for the boycott's being called off. The Negroes agreed, and the merchants mailed a petition to the City Council, asking it to meet. Communication between the races— or between the Greenwood Movement and city government— is the ultimate goal of the boycott. Except for the Johnson Street merchants, Negro leaders say no white merchants have contacted them, although the merchants have been meeting among themselves. , , Mayor, Charles, E. Sampson Is adamant in his refusal to meet with the movement's leaders. "We haven't paid much attention to It," he said. "It's just a group of Catholic priests out there trying to run the whole county. "We're not going to discuss It with them. They're just agitators sent in here. They've been sent in just for this purpose." The boycott has been maintained by daily picketing and by reading in public meetings the names of Negroes who cross picket lines. It is the movement's second attempt. The first was last November, and it died after three weeks, Although membership of the movement is almost entirely black, a key leader is a white Roman Catholic priest, the Rev. Nathaniel R, Machesky, 48, pastor of St. Francis Church. He has been a staff member at the Negro church 18 years. The other co-chairmen are two Negro ministers. —^^ ^ ^i^ ^ ^^v Moore Bros. Strving You Since 1896 PR 7-4431 — We Del.vtr A Large White E&2S Weather Experiment Sta. tion report for 24 hours ending at 7 a,m, Monday, High 74, Low 54, precipitation ,30 of an ineh, FORECAST ARKANSAS - Clear to partly cloudy tonight and a little cooler most sections, Tuesday fair and mild. Low tonight mostly in the 40s north to 50s elsewhere • Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low Albany, clear 62 29 Albuquerque, clear 64 40 Atlanta, cloudy 64 56 . Bismarck, cloudy 72 39 Boise, clear 76 51 Boston, clear 62 46 Buffalo, clear 56 33 Chicago, clear 67 48 Cincinnati, cloudy 67 48 Cleveland, cloudy 59 41 Denver, clear 60 35 Des Molnes, clear 66 41 Detroit, cloudy 62 42 Falrbands, cloudy 37 26 Fort Worth, clear 67 48 Helena, clear 71 35 Honolulu, clear 85 74 Indianapolis, clear 66 46 Jacksonville, cloudy 88 66 Juneau, rain 49 36 .12 Kansas City, clear 71 45 Los Angeles, clear 73 57 Memphis, cloudy 78 57 .23 Miami, clear 83 76 Milwaukee, clear 57 41 Mpls. - St.P., cloudy 66 New Orleans, rain 82 67 Okla. City, clear 66 43 Omaha, clear 62 41 Philadelphia, cloudy 64 41 Phoenix, clear 90 57 Pittsburgh, cloudy 62 40 Ptlnd. Me., clear 61 Ptlnd. Ore., clear 81 47 Rapid City, clear 66 39 Richmond, clear 67 44 .St. Louis, clear 71 42 Salt Ik. City, clear 65 38 San Diego, cloudy 70 57 San Fran., cloudy 58 51 Seattle, clear 67 52 Tampa, clear 88 73 Washington, cloudy 69 48 Winnipeg, clear 69 33 Court Tosses Out Libel Judgement WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court threw out today a $5,000 libel judgment a Louisiana deputy sheriff had won and made it more difficult for people In public life to win such awards. In an 8-1 decision the court said a finding that a prudent man would have investigated defamatory Information about an official before publishing it is not grounds for a libel award. Rather, Justice Byron R, White wrote, there must be evidence to conclude that the publisher or the broadcaster had serious doubts about the truth of the material. "To insure the ascertainment and publication of the truth about public affairs, it is essential that the first amendment protect some erroneous publications as well as true ones," The $5,000 judgment had been won in Louisiana courts by Herman A. Thompson, an East Baton Rouge deputy sheriff, against Phil A. St. Amant, a onetime aspirant for the U.S. Senate, St. Amant, on television, quoted a local teamster in 1962 as saying money had "passed hands" between Thompson and a union business agent. At the time St, Amant was contesting Sen, Russell B. Long for the Democratic Senate nomination, Four years ago the U.S. Su. mi (MR) STM, Four in Arkansas Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four persons were killed 1ft traffic accidents on the Arkan* sas highways during the 84*houf weekend period which ended at midnight Sunday, State Police identified the victims as Coleen S. Hall, 21, of Springdale; Mrs. Ruth Mueting, 69, of Mountain Home; Winfred 0. Stone, 44, of Little Rock, and Harold Stelnsick, 17, of Alma* Authorities said Miss Hall died Sunday at a Springdale hospital of injuries received Saturday in a two-car accident on U.S. 71 near the Benton-Washington County lines. Officers said the victim was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Colette Hall 23, also of Sprlngdale. The Hall vehicle stopped to turn and was struck from be* hind by a vehicle driven by Kenneth Wayne Barnes, 29, of Rogers. The Impact knocked the Hall vehicle into the path of a car driven by Billy Beeks, 36, of Lincoln. Mrs. Mueting was killed Saturday night when the car in which she was riding collided with another car on Arkansas 201 inside the Mountain Home city limits. She was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, Andy Mueting, 66. Officers said Larry Partee, 17, of Lakeview, apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck the Mueting vehicle. Sone was killed Saturday night on Arkansas 27 about one mile west of Murfreesboro. Officers said Stone's vehicle struck a bridge railing and then was struck by a vehicle driven by Ray Ewing, 25, of Hot Springs. Steinsick was killed Saturday night when his vehicle collided with another car at the Intersection of a county road and U.S. 64 about V 2 mile west of Mulberry. Court Rules Against an Atheist WASHINGTON (AP) - A Miami atheist was turned back today by the Supreme Court in his effort to prohibit display of a large cross on the Dade County .courthouse at Christmas time, 'itoshan Paul, 65, claimed 'the cross is a religious symbol and that under the Constitution it cannot be displayed on a public building by governmental order. The six-story tall cross, lighted electrically at night, has appeared on the courthouse's south side since 1905. Tax funds were once used, but of late donations have paid for the display. Florida courts ruled against Paul, Florida Circuit Judge Ralph 0. Cullen, ruling in November 1966, said the cross is a Christmas decoration and served the public welfare by expressing the wish of the community as a whole for a "Merry Christmas." The Supreme Court said nothing about the points raised by Paul. Justice William 0. Douglas was the only one of the nine justices to vote to hear the case. Printed by Offset Rotary Hears About Police Work - B.N. Holt photo with Star Camera COL. RALPH SCOTT preme Court established the rule that public officials cannot collect libel awards unless the defamatory statement was made with "actual malice." This means, with knowledge that the statement was false or was made with "reckless disregard" of whether it was false or not. Today's ruling appears to make proof of "reckless disregard" more difficult to obtain. Cuba, Hispaniola (consisting of Haiti and the Dominican Republic), Jamaica and Puerto Rico comprise the islands known as the Greater Antilles. Ooz, Us, age 18 and over. Prepare now for U.S. Civjl Service job openings during the next 12 months. Government positions pay high starting salaries. They provide much greater security than private employment and excellent opportunity for advancement. Many positions require little or no specialized education or experience. But to get one of these jobs, you must pass a test. The competition is keen and In some :ases only one out of five pass. WANTED! Men & Women Lincoln Service has helped thousands prepare for these tests every year since 1948. It is one of the largest and oldest privately owned schools of its kind and is not connected with the Government, For FREE booklet on Government jobs, including list of positions and salaries, fill out coupon and mail at once -TODAY! You will also get full details on how you can prepare yourself for these tests. Don't delay - ACT NOW! Bor den's Mellorine 3 LINCOLN SERVICE, Dept. 22-4B Pekin, Illinois,. . lam very much interested. Please"send im- 'absolutely FREE (I) A list of U.S. Government positions aril salaries; (2) Information on how to qualify for a U.S. Government Job. Name A ge Street , Phone City .State (D4B) "The most serious problem your State Police Department has is In combating rumors," Col. Ralph Scott, director of the department, told the Hope Rotary Club Friday at its luncheon meeting in the Town and Country, "This has increased with the crisis now existing in the U.S. today, which has resulted in guerrilla warfare among our citizens." The police director told the club that with the lawless element, both black and white, and the increase of armed citizens, it is the policeman to whom the public looks for protection now, more than ever before. And the Arkansas State Policemen are ready. Tactical squads received praise for the work they did in Memphis, and road blocks were effective at Pine Bluff. The policy of the Arkansas State Police is simply to MARCH ON from Page One Negroes, streaming into tent cities before the nation's capital has had time to recover from its early April riots is unsettling to many, even though organizers take pains to emphasize their belief in nonviolence. Almost nobody is neutral about the idea. Some Senate leaders have denounced it, while others say the poor should be welcomed. Businessmen are reducing inventories and duplicating vital records. Police have laid plans for possible disturbances. And in the storefront headquarters of SCLC, a small army of volunteers works hard at sorting out last-minute details. Nothing much is expected to happen until May 13. That's when Abernathy, convinced that his pleas for a guaranteed annual Income and housing, job and education guarantees will fall on deaf ears, expects to lead the first wave of his thousands of marchers Into Washington. And then? "That's what I'd like to know," said a 25-year-old unemployed mechanic who lives not far from SCLC headquarters. "I ain't had much education, but even I can see that they ain't gettin' nothin' out of Congress." The campaign will not be another good-natured, one-day march on Washington like the one in 1963, King told a business group before he was killed. It will be militant, he said, "We will stay until we get a response." COLUMBIA from Page One or sleeping bags, or sat talking quietly. Another 250 students, opposed to the sit-in, either slept or talked nearby in the center of the campus at the sun dial. A number of these helped faculty members patrol Low Memorial Library, being occupied by members of Students for a Democratic Society. Both factions numbered many women. Columbia's President Grayson R. Kirk announced late Sunday that the Ivy League school would be closed again today pending "discussions relating to a settlement of the present controversy," adding: "Normal operations will resume again as soon as possible. The student protest, which began last Tuesday, led to suspension of night classes for three days last woek and to suspension of day classes Friday. School authorities estinn'. that 500 to 600 students are occupying the four campus buildings and Kirk's offices in Low Library. take whatever action is necessary to defent the public against any lawless element. A harmless but effective chemical mace has been developed into the most recently successful weapon. Col. Scott, a native of McCaskill, was introduced by Bill Tolleson, program chairman for the day. President Clyde Fouse welcomed the guest speaker and several other members of the State Police, Capt. Milton Mosier, Lt. Guy Downing, Cpl. Bob Cockman of Prescott, Robert Neel and Wallace Martin, as well as FFA Rodeo Queen Donna Byers, Mrs. Andy Andrews, Marshall Scott of McCaskill, and Al Graves, Jr. Rockefeller to Tell His Plans Tues. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller will make "an announcement concerning his political plans" at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Leslie Slote, the governor's press secretary, said today. Slote's announcement came as reports circulated in the Capitol that Rockefeller would declare his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Rockefeller has arranged to fly a full complement of newsmen with him when he travels to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Thursday—on a trip that had not been previously announced. In making known Rockefeller's Intention of holding a news conference Tuesday, Slote refused to go beyond his brief statement which said: "Gov. Rockefeller will have an announcement concerning his political plans at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Red Room." Rockefeller surprised political leaders nationwide on Mirch 21 when he said that he would not actively seek the nomination this year. He said then that he would comment on the issues and would be available if a draft developed. Youth Charged With Murder of 5 Persons CHARLESTON, m, (AP) Thomas Charles Fuller, 18, is being held in Coles County jail without bond for a preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges of murdering three brothers and two sisters of a girl he reportedly dated. The youth was arrested Sunday near Eastern Illinois University some 13 hours after the five children of Mr. and Mrs. William Cox were shot to death outside their home near Mattoon. The dead children were found Saturday night in and around a barn on the family farm. Deputy Coroner Jess Caudill said each of the victims had been shot in the head with a small caliber pistol and the two girls' heads also had been battered, Killed in the slaughter were Lewis, 16; Theresa, 9; Mary Catharine, 8; Gary, 7, and Kenneth, 5. Police said a teen-age daughter, Louise, 16, was home at the time of the slayings but was unharmed. Friends of the family said Louise, whose twin brother, Lewis, was killed, had been dating Fuller, Authorities declined to discuss possible motives for the slay- Ings and said they had no comment on whether the brown- haired youth made any statements. Fuller offered no resistance when he was seized by police near the university in Charleston, which is some 10 miles east of Mattoon. Police said he was carrying a ,22-caliber revolver. Police said Cox, a construction worker, and two elder sons were working on a truck several miles away from the two-story white frame farmhouse when the murders took place. His wife and the oldest daughter, Mrs. Christine Cline, 21, of Chicago, took another of the Cox family's 11 children to Mattoon for treatment of a burn. Besides Mrs. Cllne, one other child does not live at home. When Mrs. Cline returned to the farm to drop off her mother, Fuller asked for and received a. ride back to Mattoon, police said. The bodies were discovered a short time later by other members of the family. Ex-Hendrix Official Dies CONWAY, Ark. (AP) _ E. Wainwright Martin, 70, of Conway, retired treasurer of Hendrix College and a trust officer of the First State Bank & Trust Co., died at his home Friday night. Menday, April 25,1968 Woman Held tn Stabbing By THE ASSOClAfED PRESS EL DORADO. Ark, (AP) *. Mrs, Odessa Mosley of El Dorado was being held here today In connection with the stabbing of her husband, Fred Mosley, at their home Saturday, Police said Mosley was stabbed in the right chest with a 12-inch butcher knife. Hanoi Reply Hegative on Peace Site WASHINGTON (AP) - North Vietnam has responded through diplomatic contacts in Laos to U.S. proposals of 15 possible sites for preliminary peace talks, U.S. officials said today but there is still no agreement on a site. State Department press officer Robert J. McCloskey said there were sessions in Vientiane, Laos, on Saturday and again on Sunday. "No agreement on a site has yet been reached,' he declared. The United States in the preceding three weeks had sent at least three messages to Hanoi suggesting a total of 15 possible cities for talks and the State Department had said that there had been no official or formal response from the North Vietnamese government. Monday, however, in response to questions about the Saturday and Sunday contacts, officials said that there now have been responses. McCloskey first said that the main effort of the U.S. and North Vietnam has been to settle the site problem, implying there was some subsidiary effort on what the parties might talk about in the next round after the site is selected. Under questioning, however, McCloskey said that in fact the effort to agree to a site was the only effort and that the issue of an agenda had not been involved. McCloskey refused to sa; whether the North Vietnamese responses to the U.S. 15-city proposal were negative. Says Many Ask Him to Run LITTLE ROCK (AP) - For, mer state Sen. Clyde Byrd issued a prepared statement Saturday saying that many friends had asked him ,to run for governor and that he was considering the race. Byrd is former executive secretary of the Arkansas Livestock Exposition. The filing deadline is noon Wednesday. Do You Need A HEARING AID Why Don't You Find Out for Sure? See: A.L. Burns, Jr. Tuesday, April 30 - 1 To 3 p.m. SHIPLEY STUDIO Hope, Arkansas FREE TEST - NO OBLIGATION ACOUSTION HEARING AIDS REVIVAL Unify Baptist Church April 28 Through May 5 10:00 A.M. SERVICES 7:30 P.M. Shelby Cowling M',S-C DIRECTOR Rev. W.A La Beff PAS Ton O/ WY UT dAPTlST CHURCH ONE OF GOD'o AH :•( FOR THIS HOUR SPECIAL MUSIC EACH EVENING Gordon Renshaw PASTOfl

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