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The trigidy af Mm: Hi starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! Kalfc Printed by Offset City Soesef tfcf is If JW« *U {0 rteetot and i paper, VOL. 69-No. 169-12 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 30,1968 Associated Press & Audit Bureau Av, net paid circulation 3 mos, ending Match 31,1968—3,361 Wto»«?;3£* #£*'*• PRICE Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H, Washburn Are Census Records Really Confidential? 1961 Supreme Court Decision Said 'No' Full Penalty Asked in McElroy Case A s I write this Americans are putting down on paper the confidential facts about their private business for the benefit of the 1967 Census of Manufactures, a report due every five years. Is it confidential, as the Census Bureau claims, or does this report merely convict the government of what it is constantly charging private business with - misrepresentation, deceit, and untruth? The current Census of Manufacture form, MC-27A (Rev.), declares at the top of Page One: "NOTICE- Response to this inquiry is required by law (Title 13 U. S. Code). By the same law, your report to the Census Bureau is confidential. It may be seen only by sworn Census employes and may be used only for statistical purposes. The law also provides that copies retained in your files are immune from legal process/' But a decision of the Supreme Court of the United States Dec. 11, 1961, destroyed the protection formerly given Census Bureau reports. The Federal Trade Commission, supported by the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department, had asked for Census Bureau reports and had been refused. The federal agencies then went into court. In its Dec. 11, 1961 decision the supreme court held that while the actual reports in the files of the Census Bureau were protected this immunity did not extend to the copies remaining in the files of private companies-and these copies could be demanded by government agents. I attacked that decision in two speeches, Dec. 13, 1961, at Texarkana, Ark.-Tex. and Feb. 16, 1962, at Shreveport, La., both of which were reported by the wire services. The Census of Manufactures form mailed out for the year 1962, in 1963, repeated the usual guarantee of secrecy, and some time after that I had a researcher check Washington for any reversal of the supreme court decision of Dec. 11, 1961, and was told the decision remained standing. Now the 1967 Census of Manufactures form not only repeats the pledge of secrecy as to the original reports filed with the Census Bureau but declares that this secrecy also covers the copies in private files. This is in direct contradiction to the supreme court ruling of Dec. 11, 1961- and someone in Washington ought to stand up and tell us either the supreme court has reversed itself or the Census Bureau is guilty of misrepresentation, deceit, and untruth. 3 Afkansans Listed Killed WASHINGTON (AP)« Three Arkansans 'Were among the 89 persons listed Monday by the Defense Department as having been killed in action in Vietnam. The dead were identified as Marine Lance Cpl. James C. Smith of Lake Village} Army Capt, John H. South of Hot Springs, and Marine Cpl, Don E. Davis of Cabot. Smith was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Smith. South was the husband of Mrs. Phyllis South and Davis was the son of Mr, and Mrs. Woodrow H. Davis, Mr., Mrs. Jim Johnson File for Offices By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Jim Johnson filed as a Democrat tor the U.S. Senate and his wife Virgina as a Democratic candidate for governor today in one of the most dramatic political moves in Arkansas history. The Johnsons' twin bombshell overshadowed an announcement only moments ear- ., „ , . ., „„ ft , lier by former Gov. Sid Me- tie. Rock, April 23*24. Math that he did not plan to run for the Senate or any other office, ending speculation that the Vietnam hawk would take on Sen. J. William Fulbright. Johnson's entry gives Fulbright three primary foes — Johnson. Bobby K. Hayes of Calico Rock and Foster Johnson of Little Rock. Mrs. Johnson, to the knowledge of veteran Capitol observers, is the first woman to file Associates of GOV, Nelsoft A, Rockefeller say he will announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomtna- tlon today, Vice President Humphrey is moving to insure no proxy slate carries his name to possible de« feat in the California primary, Sen, Robert F, Kennedy says the federal government has failed to cope with widespread starvation. Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy says Americans should be ask* ing themselves about their re- The State asked the death penalty yesterday at the opening trial of Fred McElroy, 69, charged in the fatal shooting November 11, 1967 of his wife, Mrs. La« mour McElroy, 54. McElroy has been in Jail here since the shooting. Most of the opening day was devoted to Picking a jury, The trial «£ nslbllltles to each other, actually got underway later in the £ *' UUBiU " afternoon with the state calling several witnesses, Some 45 witnesses have been subpoenaed, The trial is expected to last into Wednesday at least. Handling the prosecuting is Prosecuting Attorney Bill Denman, assisted by a special prosecutor, Boyd Tackett. Handling the defense is John R. and Al Graves, Attends Spring Board Meeting Mrs. Wilton Mullins, Hempstead County Extension Homemaker Council President and Mrs. Ernest Graham, Southwest Director, State E, H. Council, participated in the Spring Board Meeting of the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council in Lit- See MR., MRS. JIM On (Page Nine) "Alert Homemakers— World Wide" was program theme coordinating numerous topics of interest. Mrs. Graham presided over a district session and presented a report of district activities and accomplishments to the State Board. : Banquet speaker was Dr* John L. Ferguson, State Historian, Arkansas History Commission. Dr. Ferguson shared interesting highlights of the State Cemetery Project, giving discriptidn of cemetery markers from the 1809*3 until present day. ' Dr. Lawrence Army Pays High Price Announces Retirement for M16 Rifles for the South Vietnamese Dr. L. T. Lawrence, pastor of By DONALD M. ROTHBERG the First Presbyterian Church of Associated Press Writer Hope, has announced his retire- WASHINGTON (AP) — The ment from the active ministry. Army, suddenly under high-lev- He said today however that he el pressure to increase sharply planned to continue to make Hope the flow of M16 rifles to South his home. Vietnamese troops, is paying Dr. Lawrence was installed as pre mium prices for the light- pastor of the Hope church in Feb- we i g ht, rapid-firing weapon, ruary 1951, cominghere from the Unti i April 12, Colt Industries First Presbyterian Church of Os- ^ was the only manufacturer ceola. Prior to his thirteen years of M16S( Co i t > s price has aver- at Osceola Dr. Lawrence had age(1 $104 a r ifl e on recent con- been a missionary to the Navajo tracts. Indians in New Mexico, had been it i' s costing the Army far pastor of the First Presbyterian more than that-up to $316 per Church of Cookeville, the Main r ifl e -to bring two more firms Street Presbyterian Church of lnto production of M16s. McMinnville, and the First Pres- « We are paying a premium to byterian Church of Lebanon, all get the quan tity and quality we in Tennessee. want," an Army source said. Coming in the midst of maturing plans for a new manse and church building, Dr, Lawrence led the local congregation into an extensive building program. The new church plant and Sunday school building, and chapel, were constructed in the 700 block on South Main Street. The entire debt was retired in less than ten years, and the church property is now free of indebtedness. The pressure to speed procurement of M16s resulted from the decision, announced March 31 by President Johnson, to turn over more of the fighting to the South Vietnamese. Before that decision, few South Vietnamese units had M16s despite Defense Department studies that called the rifle the best "all around shoulder weapon in Vietnam," and despite repeated requests from American field commanders that the guns be supplied to the Vietnamese. The two new M16 sources are Harrington & Rishardson of See ARMY PAYS on Page Nine Father of a Teen-age Daughter Sorry for Future Son-in-Law By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Jumping to conclusions: The more keys a man carries on his key ring, unless he Is a wearing a diamond stickpin in his necktie. Men may think him a showoff, but the diamond will attract the girls. Diamonds al- Club Women to Hear Co. Officials Hempstead County Extension Homemaker Club members will hear county officials Wednesday, May 1, at county meeting In the Experiment Station Hut. Officials— County Judge, Finis Odom; County Clerk, Mrs. Pat McCain; Tax Assessor. Carter Sutton; Circuit Clerk, Jim Cole; County Treasurer; Harry Hawthorne; Sheriff, Jimmy Griffin will present panel discussion on duties and county situation. Royce Weisenberger, Chancellor, will present the devotion. Mrs. Dorothy P. Sltton, District Extension Home Economist, Little Rock, will share information on the Extension Homemaker organization, Registration will begin at 12:45 p.m. by Melrose Extension Homemaker Club with the program beginning at 1:00 p.m. Homemakers Club will serve refreshments at the conclusion of the meeting. An Extension Homemaker trio- Mrs, James Ellis, Mrs. Jerry Brown, and Mrs. Lyle Allen, will entertain. Group singing wUl be conducted by Mrs, Ernest Graham and Mrs, Homer Polndexter. Mrs. Inez Cannon will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, Officials Confident of Agreement on Site for Peace Discussion WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials voice confidence that agreement will be reached with North Vietnam on where to talk peace but Hanoi says Washington dreamed up a story about preliminary contacts in Laos. State Department press ofil charge d'affaires, Nguyen Chan. These sources said the Sullivan-Chan meetings would continue, adding that Vientiane is now the main contact point for Washington and Hanoi. The two sides have rejected numerous suggestions for where NATIONAL Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower is hospitalized suddenly at March Air Force Base in California after reporting chest pains. Police move in to break up the sit-in at Columbia University. Classes at the Air Force Academy are suspended again as more cadets become ill from an apparent strep infection. California authorities disclose that the wife of a wealthy businessman was kidnaped, held for $250,000 ransom, and returned unharmed. VIETNAM U.S. and South Vietnamese troops smash three enemy forces menacing Hue and allied supply lines hi the northern sector and kill 378persons. U.S. officials say they are confident an agreement will be reached with North Vietnam on where to talk peace. The U.S. Army is paying premium prices—up to $316 per gun — in its rush to increase sharply the flow of M16 rifles to Vietnam. WASHINGTON Leaders of the Poor People's Campaign predict • a summer- long siege of Congress will be necessary. INTERNATIONAL :,,. Despite continuing tension, Bermuda's governor dissolves the island parliament and schedules general elections May 22 ' ' American soldiers give cement, lumber and their time to help build a village for orphans in a jungle area east of Saigon. Says Enemy Executed 1000 at Hue By BARRY KRAMER , Associated Press Writer .. SAIGON (AP) - Communist forces executed tnore than 1,000. persons during the February of?. fenslve in Hue, the U,S, fimbas? sy reported today. 7, The embassy made its atrocity charge as the U,S. Cbmfiiaod reported hard fighting around Hue, the former imperial CAjpk tal, and U,S, B52 bombers e> tended their raids into Laos to protect American troops sweeping the A Shau Valley gateway to the northerncity, The embassy said its report was based on information from allied sources and the South, Vietnamese national police. It said the victims were found % 19 separate mass graves. "Many had been shot^ some beheaded," the report said. "A number of bodies showed signs of mutilation. Most were found, with hands bound behind their backs. ; "Evidence also was discovered of victims having been clubbed unconscious prior tp being bur led alive." j "Victims included Father Ur. 52, and Father Guy, 48, French priests from the nearby Benedictine mission at Thien An," the report said. "Father Urbain was bound hand and foot and buried alive with 10 others. Father Guy was forced to kneel and shot through the head." One Buddhist monk told inves- cer Robert J. McCloskey said to hold the peace talks with dip- Monday there were two diplo- lomatic speculation centered on matic exchanges in three days Paris as the eventual site, last weekend between U.S. and Sen. Vance Hartke, D-Ind., a North Vietnamese representa- critic of U.S. policy in Vietnam, tives in Vientiane, Laos, adding said today "warhawks" are in no agreement was reached on a peace-talk site. But the North Vietnamese Foreign Ministry said the United States "cooked up the story about 'private discussions' being continued in Vientiane" and renewed its charge the Johnson administration is delaying preliminary contacts with "artful maneuvers." charge at the White House and State Department and are delaying preliminary peace talks. Referring to Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Hartke said the crucial issue is whether he "will manage to place enough roadblocks in the way to derail the peace talks indefinitely." "The warhawks at State and on behalf of the about Dr, Lawrence: "He is one of the best men I have ever known, and is thoroughly dedicated to serving others in Christ's name. We hate to lose him as 'an active pastor, but are delighted to know that Dr, & Mrs, Lawrence have decided to stay in Hope, Every member of our congregation wishes him joy and happiness In his retirement, which he so richly deserves," Dr, Lawrence will preach his farewell sermon on next Sunday morning, May 5, at the 11:00 o'clock hour, All of his friends throughout this area, and regardless of denomination, are invited to worship with him on this occasion, The Session of the church will have a part In the program, Seek* to Sell Want Sitef DALLAS, Tex. (AP) - Gov. WinUirop Rockefeller met with various business leaders here Monday in what his office described as an attempt to "sell" the Industrialists on plant locations In Arkansas. shop talk of policemen Is velop an ulcer, Possessions * ar more Interesting than that of make you nervous, college presidents, But the dul- No man Is a hero to his valet, lest of all shoptalk is that of but If you want the real low- racetrack touts, unless you're down on a wealthy family, talk the kind of adult who still be- to the chauffeur, He knows what Ueves In Santa CJaus, they do away from home, The simplest way to shut up A man never appreciates how an annoying bartender is to ask mysterious and whimsical worn- him for a martini with a cherry en really are until he becomes In it. After that, he'll stay at the the father of a teen-age daugh- other end of the bar and leave ter. He feels subconsciously sor- you strictly alone, See CLUB WOMEN on Page Nine Girls State Delegates at Emmet in the White House are still in Hanoi's official Vietnam News charge despite the President's Agency, in a broadcast moni- announcement that we would tored in Tokyo, said the story meet with Hanoi anyplace and about Vientiane talks came anytime," Hartke said in pre- from Assistant Secretary of pared remarks at Fort Wayne, State William P. Bundy and was Ind. fabricated "to soothe strong He called the arguments over public obloquy against the ob- a site for talks "diplomatic non- duracy of the U.S, govern- sense." ment." But despite that reaction from the Communist capital, diplo. matic sources said they are en« couraged by what they called the quickening pace of ex. changes in Vientiane between U.S, Ambassador William SullU van and North Vietnam's Graduation at Blevins May 19-20 Baccalaureate services for the Blevins 1968 graduating class will be held May 19, 1968, at 4:00 p. m. in the Bruce Memorial Methodist Church, Blevins, Arkansas. Mr. James Hardin will deliver the message. Commencement Exercises for the Blevins 1968 graduating class will be held May 20, in the Blevins High School gym at 7:30 p.m. Members of the graduating class are as follows: lana Cox, wake Cox, Janice Floyd, Rebecca Fulton, Robert Gamble, Mike Harris, Wendell Hocver, Virginia Me Iain, Sue Montgomery, Charles Morrison, Nell Jean Ogburn, Ricky Paul, James Roberts, Michael Robertson, Sherry Ann Rogers, Dorothy Steed, David Sweat, Norraa Gail White, All Around Town By The Star Staff • to five ry for his future son-in-law, " you leave money whoever the poor guy will be, people in your will, the odds are Few manicurists marry chiro- that only one will be thoughtful podlsts, but I'm not sure why. «»ugh to P«* Kflo * ers .°» ^ r You can usually tell a man's ^ ave °» th * ^anniversary character by the way he drinks. ° J your aeatn> ** ine You can best tell a woman's character by the manners she shows while shopping In a supermarket. If you ask a visiting Frenchman what is the worst dish on the average American restaurant menu, he'll probably tell you - French fried potatoes. They are rarely crisp or dry enough for his discriminating taste. Any young fellow having trouble getting dates should start Blevins Jr. Cla$$ Play on May 8 The Junior Class of Blevins you to leave them money — and didn't get any. They'll never forget you. As the bald-headed men's vote goes, so goes the nation. That may explain why, while some political candidates are trimming their sails, others are get- See FATHER OF on Page Nine The delegates to Girls State from Emmet School are as fol* lows: Sue Harden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harden. Sue Is In Training School, Blevins, Arkan- the Uth grade, plays on the bas- gas, will present two 1 Act plays ketteli team, class officer, mem-Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. ber of the FHA, Editor of the j n the School gymnasium. The School Paper, "Echo", and honor plays are: "Sweet Sixteen" and student, j . "The Dummy". There Is no ad- Ginny Lynne Umber t, daugh- m^slon ter of Mrs. Virginia Cain, grand- ^ ' participants are: Syl- daughter of Mrs.Myrtle^Dougan. vestflr Con Dorotby Q^^ GUjny Is in the llth grade, class ^^ Glas ^ steUa Wige officer, member of FHA, honor gyiyja Shaw Bobbie Shaw Fred- student, Echo Staff, "Outstand> di m Ella McFadden. lar- i — T >i jjnd piays on the Members of the Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow will meet at 7 p,m, Tuesday night at the Scout Hut, Gayle T. Dlxon, sophomore agriculture major from Hope, will be one of the 29 members of the Southern State College Riding & Rodeo Club participating in the club's spring rodeo at Magnolia Riding Ring May 3-4 at 8 p.m. , . the 1966 graduate of Hope High is the son of Mr, and Mrs. Hollis T, Dixon. 821 East 5th St, Airman First Class Will C v stead County Farm Bureau white, son of Mr, and Mrs. J, bs at 7 o'clock Thursday OigM, L. White of Hope Rt. 2, Is a mam. May 3 at the Bureau office, says quirements ajtf l^yer«|»rQdjeer Badge basketbal team. Larry Miller, Williamson, and Donna Steward. selected as an alternate. ber of a unit that has earned the President Troy Burson U. W, Air Force Outstanding Unit the meet starts with a po^ueksuto Award,, .Airman White, a seeur* per, , iry policeman, Is in the 7101st Air Base Wing at Wiesbaden, Germany, and will wear the distinctive service ribbon to mark his affiliation with the unit, Hope Junior Auxiliary will during the Communist occupation of the city, which U.S. and South Vietnamese forces retook after weeks of hard fighting. Across South Vietnam from Hue, America's biggest bombers attacked North Vietnamese 1 .trocp concentrations in r *Laos Atonday -and today, military sources said. Their aim was to scatterisiz- „. able enemy forces reported Just across the border from the A Shau Valley, the major North Vietnamese staging base in the northern part of South Vietnam where allied •intelligence officers believe the enemy has been readying a new attack on Hue and other cities in the northern provinces. Thousands of U.S. air cavalrymen have set up fire support stations in the 25-mile-long valley and are sweeping through it, destroying enemy bases and communications. The U.S. Command would not comment on the reported B52 raids on Laos, its customary policy toward U.S. operations in that supposedly neutral country. But U.S. communiques reported only three B52 raids against enemy positions in South Vietnam Monday and today, a sharp reduction from the average of 10 a day the bombers had beeh flying previously. The allied expectations of new attacks on Hue were heightened by three sharp actions Monday in which U.S, Marines and South Vietnamese infantrymen smashed three enemy forces menacing the old imperial city as well as a vital allied supply line in the northernprovlnees,; Busy Week for Girl Stout Troop 75 This past week Girl Scout Troop 75 was quite busy, On have its Clothesline Art Show Wednesday and Thursday, May 1-2, from 9 a,m, to 5 p,m, at . the Youth Center with pictures Thursday, April 25, Mrs, B»B; by students in grades l»6 from McPherson of toe Hope High ail Hope Elementary schools on School Speecfc Department exhibit, brought two of her student tea» oners, Miss Betty Fenter and Blevins school will have pre. Miss Kitty iooper, to the Scguft school registration May I ana meeting in the Junior High Au<Ji> each child has to have a birth toriura, Mrs, MePnerson and the certificate and may register to students presented a delightful the first grade room at the school program concerning tne Impor- of his or her choice, says Supv, tance of good speaking habits;, Grady Cathey, terminology of m 1 ' and moo} projection, and the Regular meeting of the Hemp, mechanics of (day production, The scouts Joyed the boor's entertainment eight members of the* troop met at the Juoior High School Midweek services at First Presbyterian CburcU will meet to o| to* on Page

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