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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 1

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in Nelson A, 'Ktekefellef became an acUve candidate for the Re- publlew pre§ldfential nomination fdday, sayifig he had cte» cided to fight for the office because 6f concern over "the tfwtty of the crises" that confront the American people. Abandoning the "available" posture te had assumed only 40 days ago for a more aggressive rale, the 59-yeaf-old New York governor explained: ""I frankly find that to comment from the sidelines, is not an effective way to present the alternatives-the alternatives that I believe can lead us put of our difficulties'-to order and progress at home, to peace and understanding abroad," Rockefeller, 50 • year • old grandson of oil billionaire John D, Rockefeller, was reported to be prepared to abandon his "available" strategy at a late* morning news conference and commit himself to a head-to- head contest with Richard M. Nixon, the only other major candidate for the GOP nomination. Sen. Mark 0. HatfieW, R-Ore., reported Monday night that he .cliad received confirmation of .Uhe candidacy. He added that -Rockefeller should "speak out gon Vietnam." The associates guaranteed there would be no surprises, such as on March 21, when ^Rockefeller was expected to an- Jnounce his candidacy but in- sstead said only that he would I S I s. I By "Bill" YOU ARE INVITED TO A HAPPENING. * OF A SALE! ALL SPRING MERCHANDISE Ntoreh demurrer was taken so IKetlfly-tnai he rtftlly wants the ftdmtattleft afidnoW means 16 |o after It with full vigor, WMe ftoekefeller aides sought to preserve an iliusitfn of stispeftse in today's activities, the stage was set carefully for a formal declaration of Candida' ay, Privately they conceded there eotild t>e no other reason for en< couraging national political re Move on Campus it Columbia NEW VORK (AP) - Police moved in force onto the Columbia University campus at the administration's request today and routed student demonstra* tors from five barricaded cam couraging national political re* M hl , 1W{n ,j g to enc i a we ek-lone porters end the major television Pf s buildings to ena a weeK lon * networks to COttie to the New s "3J; Mfttf orMitri 2<4<i a m tx>. York capital other than to hear startlne around Zl45 a ' " ** the governor declare his presi- cu..^,^-sometimes dential candidacy. !« *!«i? ?l SfSitw A variety of Republican lead- ~ in about 7S mlnutes> ers were invited to the capital to lend the approval of their presence to the proceedings. Among them were U.S. Sen. Thruston B. Morton of Kentucky, former U.S. Rep. William E. Miller, the OOP's 1964 vice presidential candidate, and U.S. Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania. All are former Republican national chairmen. Poor March Demands Strong, Blunt WASHINGTON (AP) - The demands were strong, and they were voiced in blunt and angry words to top government officials. But the poor people who brought them to Washington made it clear they still expect a summer-long confrontation with their government. "We will be back in 10 days," promised The Rev. Ralph Abernathy, leader of the Poor People's Campaign, at every stop. "We will be back for their answer, not 130 strong but 3,000 to 5,000 strong." "We are going to back up our words with the most militant nonviolent direct action in this country's history," he added. Abernathy repeatedly used "beautiful" Monday to describe the day, even though meetings ran hours behind schedule and the 130 advance troops never did keep appointments with some top officials— like Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Emphasis was on the poor of varied ethnic groups from all of -,the-nationr- Negro, In- white— coming together to say, in the words of one participant, "we're going to find a way to make these people do what they should do. . .we're tired of living the way we been living. . ." And while campaign leaders promised over and over again they would start no violence in Washington, many of the participants indicated they might not abide by the same rules back in their home towns. "We are not coming to Washington again," New York's Manuel Ortiz, a Puerto Rlcan, told Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman. "This is the last time. If our demands aren't met, we will stay in those ghettoes and tear them down brick by brick." Specific demands, ranging from better Justice Department enforcement of existing laws to an overhaul of the Agriculture Department's food stamp and land retirement programs were —in about 75 minutes. More than a hundred of the youths were Injured, most suffering cuts and bruises about the head and face. ftolice reported 638 persons arrested, approximately 100 of them women. During the police Sweep a crowd of nearly 2,000 persons gathered on the Ivy League campus overlooking Harlem. The bystanders clashed with police after the last of the demonstrators had been taken away. Police used nightsticks freely in breaking up the large crowd and moving it off campus. Mounted police rode into the surging mass. Dan Pellegrin, president of the student council, announced to a crowd near the library that he was calling a student strike starting today. There was no immediate announcement on when classes would resume. Police Commissioner Howard R. Leary told newsmen the university had asked police to mobilize about midnight. He said he had witnessed the eviction operation and added the police had done "an excellent job." By 5:30 a.m. the large crowd had broken up and students stood around in small clusters discussing the night's activities. At one point many on the campus chanted: "Kirk must go, Kirk must go" referring to university President Gray son Kirk. Earlier Kirk had offered a four-point proposal to resolve the deadlock saying he would accept a student-faculty-administration committee to act as a court of appeals for any punishment meted out to the protesters. The sit-in by 500 to 600 demonstrators began in protest over construction of a controversial -•gymnasium in a nearby Harlem 'park and over the university's" ties with the government-related Institute for Defense Analysis. Mirk Rudd, chairman of the Columbia Students for a Democratic Society and a leader of the protest, said the demonstrators remained firm in their demand for amnesty as a prerequisite to negotiations. Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Draff chief Lewis B. Hershey says President Johnson has rejected a sweeping remodeling of the Selective Service System pro* posed by a White House advisory commission. Instead, Hershey told a news conference Monday, Johnson ., approved later recommenda* SI? U^ b V a three-member presi. dential task force which includ* ed Hershey and which said the draft system should be left about as is. Hershey said of his agency's influence on the task force: "We had the best kind of representation. We were able to sell them, to tell them, to educate them, whatever you want to call it." Of his own participation on the task force, Hershey laughed and said he felt fortunate In "sitting on a court where I was the fellow being tried." In February 1967 the commission— appointed seven months earlier and headed by former Assistant Atty. Gen. Burke Marshall— recommended sweeping changes in both the draft struc- H0K(AWO STAR, Prifffotf ft Offset Defends Draft $250,000 Ransom Paid ture and its operation, 1"' ."5 ,•/.*.* The next month, in a message MARTINEZ, calif, (AP) to Congress, Johnson endorsed Authorities have disclosed that operational ideas including a the wife of a rich businessman youngest-first reversal of the or- was kidnaped, held for $250,000 der of Induction, and a return to ransom and then returned un* harmed, The officials said a threatening note demanding ransom was left in the Lafayette, Calif,, house from which Margaret Edith Louis, 61, was abducted last Tuesday afternoon. a kind of lottery system of se* lection. But he withheld endorsement of the structural proposals: To centralize the system, replacing its 4,000 local boards with 300 to 500 area boards; to replace its 56 state and territorial headquarters with 8 regional offices; and to modernize and standardize it with mechanized data- processing, Johnson instead appointed a task force of Hershey, then-Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and then Budget Director Charles L. Schultze, to review these proposals. Congress in June renewed and revised the basic draft law— which spells out the national She told officers she was tinued ... We should not push the governors out of the system; it should still operate from the states, not from regional areas." As for mechanized data-processing, Hershey said, Defense treated well and not threatened before she was released in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park Friday night. Her husband owns a chain of food markets in this area, Dist, Atty. John Nejedly said news of the kidnaping was with* held to assure Mrs. Louis' safety and to permit unhampered investigation. Nejedly said Mrs. Louis told of a medium built man, about 45, entering the home by saying he wanted to discuss business. The man bound, gagged and blindfolded her, she said. Then he drove her away to a place where she was kept blindfolded much of the time, but untied. T. E. Louis, 68, returned home from work to find a tvoewritten ransom note, About 10:30 p,m. Friday the Louis' 35-year-old son, Ronald, went to San Francisco as instructed in the note, He went to a pay telephone in the financial district, received a call telling him to go to a super- Tuesday, April 30,1968 Dov/5 Files for Secretary of Stole LITTLE ROCK (AP) ~ Former State Police Director Lynn A. Davis paid his filing fee today as a Republican candidate for secretary of state. Davis, 34, filed at Republican state headquarters, where he told a news conference he would; resign Wednesday as director,, of the Governor's Commission on Crime and Law Enforce * ment. At the same time, Jerry 1C Thomasson filed as a Republic can candidate for attorney general. Thomasson was the unsuccessful GOP candidate against Atty. Gen. Joe Purceil in 1966; Thomasson said he would r& sign Wednesday as administra* tor of the Employment Security Division. still-decentralized system, Although the task force com^ pleted Its report last January, state-local strucfure^Teaving ** the President has seen that structure intact. SETlt ' *" " By October, Hershey said P u ° lic until Monday, the Task Force had H " sc LSSiH worked out its position: "The u was wfthheld present system should be con- essmg, nersney saaa, ueiense „„•.. mi,,.,,., t, ~ t n . m A * nntp ^ e controversial Davis, a Department experts decided it . m5 "*t Thhe , r *' ^ e S JjT f ° rmer FBI ****" was appolnt ' would not be much use in a dw»etin$ him to leave a suit- ed state Pollce dlrector lSL8i case under an oriental statue j u iy by Gov. Winthrop Rocke*. near the Palace of the Legion of feller. "didn't think worthy," reason was that he it was news- Honor on a cliff high above the Pacific. No one ever picked up the package, whose contents were not revealed, authorities said. Meantime, about two miles away, Mrs. Louis was released in Golden Gate Park. He was ruled ineligible tq serve by the Arkansas Supreme Court last December. The court held that Davis didn't qualify" for the position under a 10-year residency requirement. Davis had lived out of the state about six years VALUE DAY DRESSES SHIFTS mode day given in person to Freeman, Secretary of Labor W, Willard Wirtz, Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark and acting antipoverty chief Bertrand M, Harding. Angry shouts followed by bursts of applause rose from behind doors closed to newsmen. "It's beautiful," said Jackson, Miss., attorney Marian Wright. "They're getting up and telling it like it is." Doing that meant meetings that ran hours past deadline, a situation that didn't seem to bother Abernathy. "We have been waiting on the white man for 350 years," he told a rousing rally of some 1,000 people Monday night. "We just decided today we were going to let him wait on us. "We are going to come here and stay until Congress does something about poverty in this country, said Abernathy, "Under Martin Luther King's leadership we were going to shake America, Under Ralph Abernathy's leadership we're going to turn it upside down." The remark drew a thunderous standing ovation on a night punctuated often by such deafening bursts of applause, granted to speeches in which the participants painted vivid pictures of the conditions they claim ex« 1st; "Migrant workers are stripped of every right as humans, forced to a life of hell on top of the earth they cultivate." "Mr. East land (Mississippi Democratic Sen, James 0, Eastland) said in Washington, D.C., that we were satisfied in Sunflower County (Miss.). But he made a sad mistake." "Poor whites in the South only do what they're allowed to dc. From the time we're born, we know that ain't nothing going to happen to us if we cut up nig- gers ... we want all the middle class whites to know we're through doing your dirty work." "I'm getting tired of being told I'm a good Indian if I keep quiet, because a quiet Indian is a sellout ,,, I'm a young man, but I'm a tired man, too. I'm tired of being a white man's Indian." ALWAYS FIRST QUALITY HOPE VALUE DAY Charge It! 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