Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 30, 1968 · Page 11
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 30, 1968
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•v, ::»< WMWiaiM raw » STM, KWM »ottoi F* Wednesday Is Downtown Value Day In Hope -i —--•—---"•"• r • mi,....- ,_ mf ' ^* .t ,.V- *> <'4fti ijjgL* W B^BBj ^V^TWn . ji\ ™^ REDS AIM SOLID LEFT AT DE GAULLE By TOM A. CULUN European Staff Correspondent pARIS-(NEA)-Not since the Popular Front of the 1930s have French Communists felt as cocky as they do today. The reason is that after 30 years of bickering, the parties of the Left, including the Communists, have agreed to sink their differences in order to wage all-out war against President de Gaulle. Specifically, the Federation of the Left, which comprises French Socialists, Radicals and various splinter groups, has agreed to a "minimum common platform" with the Communists. This platform contains such obvious sops to the Reds as the demand for full French recognition of North Vietnam, and the East German regime. The Communists, in turn, have agreed not to press for the dismantling of the European Common Market. Architect of this electoral pact is Francois Mitterand, 52-year-old leader of the Federation of the Left. He hopes one day to be elected president of France and polled 44.8 per cent of the vote when he ran against De Gaulle in 1965. Mitterand, the son of a railway worker, and active in the French Resistance during the War, could not get elected without Communist support, as things stand at the moment. Once elected, however, he might easily find himself a captive of the Reds. : The problem is not an immediate one, as the next presidential election is not until 1972. But De Gaulle is 77 years old, and there is always the possibility of him dying or becoming incapacitated— what the French refer to discreetly as the "biological solution." : Meanwhile, the French Communist party is sitting pretty for any eventuality. In the past two years it has managed to acquire a veneer of respectability. Its militants (jo" longer frighten the French^ electorate. Rene Andrieu, editor of trip French Communist organ I'Humanite, wore the dark blue suit and gleaming white shirt of a prosperous business man when I interviewed him recently in his editorial office. The walls were bare of any photos of Lenin or Stalin. • "The Communists gained a million votes in the parliamentary elections in March. 1967," Andrieu told me. "Most of these were young people between 25 and 35 years of age." The Reds also made sweeping gains in the elections to municipal councils, ousting Gaullists in m any cases. Amlrieii claims. In the old days the French Communist party was dominated by the personality of its leader, the late Maurice Thorez, a staunch Stalinist. But the personality cult is now d e a d, the Communist editor assured me, and as proof he quoted Clcmenceau: "The cemeteries are full of men who were once thought to be indispensable." ,_ Whether the personality cult is dead or not, democratic me. "Politically, it is an American protectorate, directed against the Socialist countries." "However, we are realists," the Communist editor concluded. "We recognize that the C o m m on Market is a reality; therefore, in the interests of unity, we arc not demanding that it be suppressed." P.B. Damage $1 Million PINE BLUFF, Ark, (AP)-A hail storm that struck Pine Bluff late Saturday caused more than $1 million damage according to an estimate released Monday by the Arkansas Catas* suppose you go out and swash a do?en or two. And suppose that the city fathers, in sudden alarm, pass a law forbidding such behavior. Could you then lie punished, under the new law. for the lights you have already smashed? 'S "... 4n^, o/ course, fiociy'i go< Sobby, /u$« on the boJ'j o/ NtT » < "' lljt Punishing the Past Suppose you discover thaf. in your community, there is no law against smashing street lights. And trophe Committee of the capital stock insurance Industry. Radio waves travel at a constant speed of 186.000 miles per second. even if you knew nil along thai you were doing thing wrong. Pimishmerif'b sight is fbfrfcidderi in Article One of the Constitution, which says that "no ex post facto law shall be passed." No act. legal when com* mitted. may be made punishable afterward by pinning n criminal label on it. this applies not only to creating new crimes but also to increasing the penally on existing crimes. Pof example: A state legislature decreed that convicted murderers, while await" ing execution, should be kept in solitary confinement. But a court ruled that the extra'penalty, the solitary confinement, could riot be imposed upon any murderer whose crime had already been committed. On the other hand, a law easing the piirmhfUew may ally apply to the past, f fna, a»* makers ceiiltt reduce the dentfi penally to fife imprisonment* and apply the change td murders edm- milled white the death penalty was still on the books. Moreover, the ex post facto rule applies to criminal penalties only. ft does not protect you from assorted unpleasant consequences, other than criminal penalties, that may he based on your past misconduct. In an* case, an ex-convict who had served 10 years in jail wanted to practice medicine. But, according to a state law, no one who had been convicted of a felony could do so. "This law Is unconstitutional." the man charged in a court test, "true, 1 committed a felony. But t nave thnt, td pre v^ tfeffif meJlciw tt^W te w am pmthlnHiMt <nW jxsst fa«&* Hdwmf, ft* e«m uptefd ffte t«w» saying ifttMitsfwt ms fwt Imposing a p«nlshm*ftt Wf merely setting stnfidafds IdHf* pttfetfee o! ffi«dte!fl& Ttf* jifd|« safd! "f M prtysteJftft fi etie then* rt* tfltiom f.d life and hftatffi art west Ifttifriate. Chsfaeter Is as Irflflett&ftt a qualification as knowledgie, 1! & state may requSf* gced* efiafadef as & condition of the practice of m«d(* cine. It may ffghtftttly cfeleffflfrtt! what shall be the evidences of that character?' An America Bar Association pab* fie smlw feature by Wit) Beftiirf. © 1968 American 9ar Association FRANCOIS MfTTERAND Can't reach the top without the help of the Reds. leaders like Mitterand who deal with the Communists are being urged to heed another adage: "He who sups with the devil should bring a long spoon." At Mitterrand's headquarters I talked with Charles Hernu, secretary of the Federation of the Left, who has masterminded its electoral strategy. As a result of Communist and non-Communist co-operation in the parliamentary elections a year ago, the united Left won 49 per cent of the vote, according to Hernu. In contrast, the Gaullists polled 39 per cent of the vote to retain a wafer-thin majority in the National Assembly. Hernu revealed that the 116 Leftist deputies in the National Assembly have now organized their own "Shadow Cabinet," such as the British parties do when they are in opposition. The "Shadow Cabinet" meets once a week when the National Assembly is in session, and determines what stand the Left opposition will take on such issues as the government's nuclear power program, the use of gold as a jpisejrve curirqjisy....^ '"Hernu admits that France's proportional voting system, with two ballots, tends to polarize opinion into leftwing and rightwing camps, but he sees nothing dangerous in the wiping out of the center or moderate parties. If the Federation of the Left should get a majority in the National Assembly it would seek to repeal Article 16 of the Constitution which allows the president to rule without parliament in a national emergency. It would also seek to curtail the president's term of office from the present seven years to four years. The one issue on which the Communists and their non- Communist allies of the Left are likely to fall out is the European Common Market. Mitterand, for example, is an ardent "European," and his federation attaches prime importance to building a Europe that is united politically. The Communists, on the other hand, are violently opposed to such a conception. "Economically, we regard the Common Market as an alliance of trusts," Andrieu told SHOP SCOTTS AND SAVE ON ALL YOUR NEEDS FOR PRICES GOOD THRU MONDAY, MAY 6th PUT CHARCOAL COOKERY AT YOUR FINGER TIPS! ALUMINUM FOLDING LAWN FURNITURE BARBECUE GRILL • Folds for Storage Adjustable 3-position grid for controlling broiling. 24- in. steel bowl. Save 1.96. MOTORIZED GRILL « For Chickens, Roasts You'll get years of service and many delectable dinners! Buy it now and save $4.00. Reg. 13.99 COZY CHAISE • Made to Last for Years! Enjoy the outdoors in the convenience of your own yard—relax on this comfy chaise. COMFY CHAIR • Folds Up tor Storage Soak up the sun, breath fresh air, chat with friends or family — in your own yard. 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