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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 Old Goat Young Scamp Columbia U. T he Great Northern Railway magazine Goat makes this contribution to public education: INCORRIGIBLE The first grade teacher, fresh from college was taking over her first class. Upon entering the classroom she noticed a nasty word scrawled on the blackboard followed by the signature "The Phantom". So she said, "Now children, let's fold our little hands, put them on our little desks, and put our little heads down on the desks and close our little eyes. Then the person who wrote this word can come up . <»* erase it." So they all folded their little hands, put them on their little desks and closed their little eyes. All was quiet for a while and then there was a thump of little feet scurrying back to a desk. After everything was quiet again the teacher said, "Now let's see if the bad word is thoroughly erased." So they looked to see a new, nastier word followed by "The Phantom Strikes Again I" Hard days have fallen upon the great universities of America, academic pursuit being interrupted by abuses of academic freedom, and their campuses torn up by rebellion and violence. The latest victim is Columbia University, where this editor studied as a junior student in 1921-22—and it strikes one as outrageous and inexcusable. Columbia University is on Morningside Heights at 116th and Broadway, New York City. From the eastside Morningside Heights looks down the face of a bluff at Harlem, largest Negro city in the world. It was a scene of quiet study and friendship between races when I last saw it many years ago. Now it is torn up by futile and senseless violence. Some of the university buildings are held by trespassing demonstrators, many of them not even students. Classes have been canceled and the education of many paralyzed by a handful of hoodlums. The rebels parley for surrender terms, principally a demand that the vandals be excused from punishment. The faculty refuses to yield, and peaceable students organize a blockade to starve tho intruders out of the university buildings where they are holed up. It's an uncalled for disgrace, and law and order should be restored to Columbia University promptly and forcefully. "Academic freedom" that results in hoodlums preventing the great majority from getting an education is just a literary name for anarchy —and the challenge of force should be answered instantly with overwhelming force. Legion Group Sponsors Poppy Posters A poppy poster contest is being sponsored by the Leslie Huddleston Unit 12, American Legion Auxiliary. A cash prize will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd best posters. The deadline for entry is May 10. The local winning posters will be sent to Little Rock for state competition at the state convention in June. Anyone interested In participating in the poppy poster contest may contact Mrs. Joe Jones, Unit Poppy Chairman, for rules and information. The contest is open to everyone, especially art students. Monette Girl Wins Contest LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP)-Jennifer Morgan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Morgan of Monette, won the Buffalo Island beauty contest here Saturday. Child Drowns in Swimming Pool HELENA, Ark. (AP)-Micheel M". Snow, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Snow of Lyons', Miss., drowned Friday in a swimming pool at the apartment house here where he was visiting his grandparents. Hope KAifc Star Printed by Offset t * i . " t % <t ~ ' '' .Cllf ***-,, ,**V **.«^ y" .i t/ before 6f tr; and & carrier till tetlw VOL. 69-No. 168-10 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 29,1968 Members Associated Press & Audit Bureau erf Circulations Av, ftet paid Circulation 3 Jnos. ending Ma fdh SI, 1968-3,361 PRICE 10$ Hail Ruins Crops Over Arkansas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Severe weather that lashed Arkansas over the weekend, in* flicting heavy damage to some crops, is expected to end today with the development of a high pressure system moving into the southeast sector of the state. Hail, rain and high winds that swept the state for three days through Sunday night is expected to give way to fair skies and mild temperatures by Tuesday. Numerous reports of golf ball- size hail were reported by the U.S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock, which said a tornado reportedly damaged or destroyed five vacant storage buildings and a church at Center Point (Howard County). Golf ball-size hail was reported at Benton where trees and power lines were knocked down. Heavy hail and high winds were reported at Wabbaseka (Jefferson County) by the Civil Defense. Electric power was out in portions of Little Rock for more than 90 minutes. The peach crop at Nashville and the tomato crop in Bradley County were damaged by hail and high winds Saturday night. The golf ball-size hail that struck the Nashville area twice Congress Hot in Mood to Enact New Programs to Help Nation's Poor By JOE HALL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - With the possible exception of increased housing subsidies, Congress does not appear to be in a mood to enact any broad new programs to help the nation's poor. There is no lack of proposals in the three main fields cited by legislators concerned about this group — jobs • income, housing and education. But, with the 1969 session perhaps half over, sponsors of these proposals see little prospect of breakthrough legislation. Humphrey Announces Candidacy By JACK BELL AP Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey's toughest assignment as an active candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination apparently will be to entice party leaders off the political fence. Humphrey picked up some tresh endorsements with his for- March on Washington Kicked Off By AUSTIN SCOTT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The They are reluctant to guess how most lawmakers will react to the intensive lobbying for jobs-and-incotne legislation that will be aimed at Congress during the Poor People's Campaign beginning today, .».«.»> L » -. The campaign is expected to demands for the Department of bring thousands of poor persons -mostly Negroes-to Washington for a sustained lobbying ef* LBJ's Hew Policy Is to Cut Involvement and End the Fighting AP News Digest VIETNAM By JOHN M. HlGHTOWER AP special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - In the month since President Johnson President Johnson's war and Poor People's Campaign got off reversed course on Vietnam, his peace moves In the month since to a late start today as organi* war and peace moves suggest a he reversed course on Vietnam zers outlined a series of strong basic decision to cut U.S. involvement in the conflict as fully and quickly as possible. He appears to be working fort. ,. . "If a large-scale march and were more tnan an hour and a the massing of thousands of peo- haM late for their first activity, pie here in Washington is toler- a 9 a - m - meeting wi , m ^l ic ^ m ated by the federal govern- ture Secretary Orville L. Free- ment," Sen. John C. Stennis, D- man - Agriculture. The Rev. Ralph Abernathy and his "Committee of 100" ad* along two lines. One is directed vance scouts for the campaign toward finding a way out of Vietnam through a peace settlement negotiated essentially with North Vietnam. A month of effort, beginning with Johnson's March 31 bomb- Miss'., told the Senate, "there is t Their four-page list of agricul- than an even chance that ture demands included abolish- more ing limitation and call for talks, has shown that even selection of a place to meet can be a long it will set up further riots loot- ment of subsidies to large farm ings and burning within the cap- ers for not growing crops, sup- and tedious process, .. . rv%t»t- s\f fftt*m ««rti*1/'flt»c'' *«lrt»titc« */\ I nlR is 5)r mPc:r U ital city." Members of Congress most stamps can get them free. "The existence of hunger and malnutrition in this country is an incontestable fact," said a peach crop in the Nashville Peach District. The crop has a cash value of about $1.25 million annually. The Peachmen's Association Sens. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., and Eugene J. McCarthy, D-Minn. But party leaders in swing states whose support he needs said several young peach trees to a ssemble the 1,312 convention votes required for the nomination didn't budge from the neutral position they have taken since President Johnson announced March 31 he would not accept renomination. In Michigan, for example, Sen. Philip A. Hart said in an interview he hasn't been able to make up his mind as between Kennedy, McCarthy and Humphrey. Hart said he thinks sentiment is split in Michigan where the bulk of the 96-vote delegation is chosen in district contests and the remainder at a state convention in June. He said he thinks about one- fourth of the delegates will represent organized labor. AFL- in the 2,000-acre district were damaged by the winds and hail. The organization said an attempt would be made to obtain federal aid for growers in the area. About 60 per cent of the Bradley County tomato crop, See HAIL RUINS on Page Two Heavy Damage From Hail at Blevins A report from Blevins indicates very heavy hail damage C io President George Meany is over the weekend. Lester Wade, supporting Humphrey. Walter whose own home was damaged, Reuther, head of the United said all windows were out of the Auto Workers, has remained si- n... _ ^ i. TT_ _^. _ l**\ t- A 1 Ll, ~. L * . port of farm workers' rights to collective bargaining, and revi- likely to be sympathetic to the sion of the food stamp program demands of the poor say the s o that persons too poor to buy basic obstacle to enacting major new programs at this time is the continuing need to funnel money into the Vietnam war. The economy mood of the ad- committee statement, ministration and the Congress u ™ hun & er e £ s ^ *s a na- resulting from this budget stria- tional disgrace. That so little gency has been heightened by ^^ been done in the past year the gold crisis and the weaken- by the Department of Agricul- ing position of the dollar ture to alleviate the known con- abroad, ditions is shocking." The Senate has gone on T &e statement said that of 800 record in favor of a $6 billion counties identified the depart- slash in President Johnson's ment as amon £ the nation's poo- budget for the next year. rest , about 300 have no food The result of all this, say the stamp program, concerned members of Con- ( , K ca""» such conditions gress, is that their real fight 'inexcusable," and criticized this year must be to prevent the department for returning sharp cuts in the budget re- $ 220 million of unspent appropri- quests for programs already on ations to the Treasury Depart- the books. ment In the housing field, the ad- ' The Poor People's Campaign ministration has presented a could become the nation's larg- new program offering the most est and longest camp-in, generous subsidies ever pro- K would nave to get a lot larg- posed to help low-income fami- er than originally planned to lies buy homes. beat the estimated 15,000 veter- This program was approved^ 5 who camped on Capilo] Hill by the Senate Banking Commit* In, 1932, demanding their veter- tee last Thursday as part of an omnibus housing bill. Its backers are confident the full Senate will pass it next month. But its prospects are quite uncertain in the House. And, even if the program becomes law, its sponsors concede that outlays for ans bonuses be paid 13 years ahead of schedule. But campaign organizers, here for three days of preliminary negotiating with government leaders, said Sunday they think it might be bigger. Support among the poor has for it will be minimal for at P r °ven so strong, they said, that least the first year. they've turned from their origi- In the jobs-income field, Sen. ™* goal of 3,000 tent dwellers to Joseph S. Clark, D-Pa., has con- && o f "hundreds of thousands" ducted some hearings on his bill of demonstrators camped all to provide work for 2.4 million over Washington. This is at least a preview of slow, frustrating negotiations to come, and it may even indicate that neither uoimuuu nor any successor will be able to find a negotiated way out of the war. The alternative route Johnson appears to be developing toward progressive disengagement is to See LBJ's NEW on Page Ten Columbia Closed by Students NEW YORK (AP) - An impatient faction of the Columbia University student body threw up a blockade today to squeeze off a protest by fellow students that has disrupted the Ivy League school for a week. Columbia called off classes again as efforts continued to end the student sit-in at five buildings. But some students eager for the school to return to normal formed what they called the Majority Coalition to end the protest and threw up a blockade around Low Memorial Library Sunday night. They tightened it this morning, saying they were cutting off all food and medical supplies for about 100 protesters inside. About 200 students manned the blockade. As the sky lightened over Columbia on the seventh morning hard-core unemployed next four years. in the The Rev. Ralph Abernathy, of the Protest, the campus was suggest a basic decision to cut U.S. involvement In the conflict as fully and quickly as possible, A big U,S, and South Vietnamese force finds an enemy camp and supplies in the A Shau Valley but the enemy troops scatter before the invad* ers. War Vignette: A chairborne colonel, astronaut Robert White, probably knows as much about planes as any man alive. POLITICS Vice President Humphrey's toughest assignment as an active presidential candidate apparently will be to entice Democratic party leaders off the political fence. Sens. Robert F. Kennedy and Eugene J. McCarthy begin their final week of campaigning in Indiana, their first head-on test of voter strength in their quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. WASHINGTON About 100 advance scouts of the Poor People's Campaign ve- gin calls today on government leaders in Washington. Congress does not appear to be in a mood to enact any broad new programs to help the nation's poor. The $5 billion U.S. defense planned against any Red Chinese missiles also is a first step toward an anti-Soviet shield, the Pentagon's chief scientist says. NATIONAL Columbia University remains closed today as attempts to end a student sit-in at five buildings continue. Authorities charge a youth, 18, with murder in the slayingof three brothers and two sisters of a girl he reportedly dated. INTERNATIONAL, West Germany's new ultra- rightest party wins seats in another state legislature and gets its biggest vote so far. Seniors of Blevins Plan Class Play Sv/eet Home Church and that many houses were badly damaged. He said the Dock Fulton home was nearly ruined and the roof and all the windows of the Charles Floyd residence were knocked out. Everyone in a five mile path had damage, Mr. Wade indicated. He said all gardens and crops were completely beat out by hail bigger than golf balls. lent. Hart said he knows one close Reuther adviser who is for Kennedy and another who is for McCarthy. In Humphrey's native state of South Dakota, Sen. George McGovern has welcomed the vice cresident into the race but See HUMPHREY on Page Ten Death Is the Chief Price Paid by Dope Addicts, Ratio 20-1 By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Tilings a Trees are thirsty, During its columnist might never know if growing season a 40-foot tree he didn't open his mail: will drink through its roots 19 Death is the chief price paid gallons or more of water each by narcotics addicts. The mor- day. tality rate among them is 20 Having trouble keeping up times that for nonaddicts the with your reading matter? same age, It results from the Small wonder, Every 60 seconds physiological stress caused by around the clock the world's Series of Accidents on Weekend A series of weekend auto accidents ,vere investigated by City Police here. Yesterday on North Washington cars driven by BudySchooley and James A. House collided headon on the blind railway crossing on North Washington. The high grade doesn't allow any vision on the other side. Officers Long and Arterbury investigated, Also Sunday an auto driven by Leroy W. Thornton went out who took over as president of the sponsoring Southern Christian Leadership Conference after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, has scheduled talks today through Wednesday with federal department heads, including Secretary of State Dean Rusk. The thought of hundreds of thousands of people, mostly See MARCH ON on Page Two Emmet High Honor Students Announced in a state of disarray. Red flags flew from the roofs of two of the five occupied buildings. Several spots on campus had turned into a bivouac area. A group of students awakened from spending a night in the open on the campus and began to brew coffee opposite the sundial near the library. Others did calisthenics in groups, Hundreds of students, some for and sorru) against the sit-in, stayed on campus throughout the night. The seniors of Blevins High School will present their play entitled "Rest Assured", a three act comedy by Donald Payton, Friday, May 3, at 8 p.m. in the high school gym. If you want an evening of suspense and laughter, don't fail to see this play. The characters are: Ricky Paul, LanaCox, Janice Floyd, Dorothy Steed, Nell Jean Ogburn, WendeU Hoover, Michael Robertson, Rebecca Fulton, Sue ' Montgomery, Norma Gail White, Charles Morrison, About 400 sit-in supporters ei- Virginia McLain, David Sweat, ther slept wrapped in blankets and James Roberts. Master of c /-^iiikjnin ceremonies: Rebecca Fulton. oee LULUMdIA Sound effects and properties: on Page Two tmrnet High School announces its honor graduates for the 196768 school year. They are Libby of control on North Hazel and did Warren, Valedictorian and Rita about $150 damage to a fireplug., Hickey, Salutatorian. Libby of Mr. down, All Around Town By The Star Staff Officers Neal and Shirley charged Thornton with reckless driv- at s the daughter E. V. Warren of Ash- Mrs, Edith Heavy hail hit sections of this area Saturday and Sunday nights causing considerable damage to homes, buildings and trees es- cars driven by John Marshall of FHA, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Coun- the drugs as well as accidental printing Industry turns out 2,000 M cNaband L.K.Gadberry North cil 2 3- Class OfXwi T7 severe loss reporte<1 ta the Hop * overdoses and infections stem- pages of books, newspapers and Little Rock collided with const- FHA Officer 2 3 4"whoVwho areabut manv homes around Bie. miner frnm rlit-frv noarllac nnrinritnalc AnH that rinacn'f j i_i. j ... ^.,1 « . _. _. ' .» •' """ ° ""v mlng from dirty needles, periodicals, And that doesn't Ever feel at a loss for words? even include junk mail or office You shouldn't. There are now at memos, least 600,000 words in the Eng- Ignorance of the law is said to llsh language— and some au- be no excuse— but it should be, thorities put the number at a There are at least two million million. And, of course, you are laws in force in the United always free to make up new States, and even attorneys don't words yourself. Shakespeare know what they are until they alid. look them up. College football became so Hints for living: Beware of •brutal in the early years of the imbibing coffee when it is too century that President Theodore hot. It is harder on your cloth- Roosevelt, a rough and ready ing as well as your insides. man himself, was among a Stains from hot coffee are more group which considered trying difficult to remove from fabrics to abolish the sport. The inven- than those caused by lukewarm tion of the forward pass opened cuffee. up the game and helped save it. Fun with arithmetic: An usual Ownership of U.S. industry is number is 142,857. If you multi- widening steadily. At least one ply it by two, or by three, or by in every 10 Americans now is a four, or by five, or even by six, corporation stockholder. Half of those w.Uo own shares are mem- See DEATH IS bevsof families In the $10,000-11- derable damage resulting, City 2, 4; Glee Club 1; Echo Staff 2 Officers Rowe, Rowe, and Brown Editor; Editor Year Book 4; charged Marhsall with driving Girls's State 4; Statistiscian 2, while intoxicated, 3, 4; Basketball J, 2, Also Saturday vehicles driven Rita is the daughter of Mr, and by Mayrena Muldrow and H. L Mrs, Albert Hickey of Emmet, Wright collided. Officers Rowe She has been active in FHA 1 and Rowe said Mayrena Muldrow 2, 3, 4; Student Council 4; Class was backing up without lights, She Officer 1, 3; Echo Staff 3; Girl's was charged with failure to yield ^te 4; Eagle Staff 4; Assistant the right-of-way. Librarian 2, 3, 4; Library Club 1. Vehicles driven by Malcolm E, Baccalaureate Services will be Sawyer of Tenn. and Clem H, ne W Sunday, May IS at 2:30 p.m. n the High School Auditorium, Rev, Ronald Munnof the Emmet Baptist Church will be the speak* er and Rev, Calvin Miller of the Emmet Methodist Church will yew bracket. «« On Beavers of Hope collided on South Main with considerable damage resulting. Officers Long and Milam Investigated, Also Saturday on North Hamilton vehicles driven by J, H. Tal- & lv «" the invocation, ley of McNab and J, Miller of Commencement Hope collided. Officers Shirley and Joluisoa said the McNab ve- liicle cut to sharply and hit the Miller car. Talley was charged for \vithleavingthesceneofanacci- dent. will be Fri. May 24 at 8 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Mr. H, Z. Associate Commissioner Administrative Services, Department of Education will be the speaker, were badly damaged, according to reports here , , , from Nashville the reports is the peach crop has been destroyed, At the Kar-Hill Beauty Show Sunday in Little Rock Lucy Mae Williams won a 20 inch Admiral color TV set , , , she was not present but Aivln Easterling represented her In the contest. Arthur L. Newton, son of Mrs, Mary Newton, Little Rock, was recently promoted to Army staff sergeant while serving with the VI1 Corps in Germany ,.. Sgt, Newton is a section chief with Battery C, 1st Battalion of the Corps' 75th Artillery ... he entered the Army in March 1959 and completed basic training at Fort Chaffee ... his wife, Betty, lives on Rt. 3, Hope, Sgt, George Conway, Jr., son of Mrs. Minnie Brown of Hope, Ark., is on duty at Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam ... he is a pavements specialist with the U.S. Air Force , , . before his arri» val in Vietnam he was assigned to Charleston, AFB, S,C,,, .his wife, Eddie, is the daughter of Oscar Jackson of Midland, Texas. Offensive Shrouded in Secrecy By ROBERT TUCKMAft ••Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - AblgUi£ force that plunged by helicopter into what its commander caller* "real paydlrt" has found at least one enemy camp and supplies in the A Sahu Valley, but the enemy troops scattered before the invaders. :-•; ; The 10-day-old offensive, not announced until Sunday night, continues under a security blackout. Correspondents with the troops were permitted to report only actions in the first three days of the assault. The helicopters swarmed in April 19 carrying thousands of U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division troopers and equipment into what has been a North Vietnamese stronghold for two years. Enemy guns brought down or damaged 30 of the choppers. "Hell, I've never lost that many in weeks and weeks;" said Maj. Gen John J. Tolson, commander of the Flying Horsemen. "By far it's the np> test place we've ever gone into . . . The old opponent gave me a big bad day." ." The U.S. Command said the operation, called Delaware, was a "reconnaissance in force," fil- dicating that the American force would smash the staging areas "and supply lines and then pull out. South Vietnamese paratroopers formed a blocking force at the valley's exit toward Hue. Despite the heavy antiaircraft fire, casualties on both sides were reported relatively light in the first three days, with fewei than 50 North Vietnamese and 20 Americans killed. Sixteen U. S. helicopter crewmen were wounded. Day Camp Planned for Children On Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. a program will be given at the Hempstead County Health Unit as the Hempstead County Association for Retarded Children makes plans for Day Cainp for children in this area. The' camp is being planned for a week in mid-June. The program of informaton will have two out-of-town guest speakers, Kitty Dozhier, Research Assistant to Mental Retardation Implementation Projects and Chairman of the Recreational Activities Committee for the Pulaski County Committee for Retarded Children, who win bring a slide presentation of the first Pulaski County Day Campj and Mrs. Ann Wood, Nursing Consultant for the Child Development Center for the Arkansas State Health Department, who will give "Health Programs and Day Camping," The program ,was arranged by Mrs. Inez Turner, Hempstead County Health Nurse, who has also invited the organization to" meet in the Health Unit, nextlo the Armory, and all Interested persons are invited, •" Parents of children who may be interested in attending the day camp are especially urged to ai» tend the meeting May % to learn how their child may take part ai*df profit from the experience of day Freeman to Speak at Blytheville Airman First Class Robert A. McCormack, son of Mr, and Mrs, Paul W, McCornuck of BLYTHEVJLLJE, AT*. Hope Rt, 1, has been recognized Secretary of Agriculture L. Freeman wtti be in vttle Tuesday for a for helping his unit earn the U, S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award ,,, Airman McCormaplj, Democratic fund-raising a communications equipment re* and a discussion of the cotton, industry with agricultural lead/ ers in Mississippi County, w. J. "Bill" Wundeyttefa of Blythevilie, chairman of tbft, Mississippi County Democratic standing achievement during the committee, said money rat§$|. severe floods in Alaska in Au* at the dinner would be uj&) fof" gust 1967 , ., this is the second Democratic candidates w!$ time the 1995th has teen so teve opposition to the Nwein^, honored . , , the airman is a ber general election, ' T graudate of Spring Hill High All six announced School and his wife, Harriet, is seeding the 1st Disti the daughter of Mr, and Mrs, siojaj seat being v*a*te3 IS Gordon Butler of Hope. Ran E r «»T™fc«* ««»«,«„.«, rf pairman at Eielson AFB, Alaska, will wear a distinctive service ribbon as a permanent decora* tion ... the unit was cited for exceptionally out* Rep, E, C. ''Took" QMHiie, Jfe Ark,, are expected to atteoij. . '