Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on May 3, 1968 · Page 10
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Hope, Arkansas
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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 Star Calls for Showdown on Census Bureau Y esterday, by telephone and letter, The Star appealed to Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt to call for an official showdown on what we consider to be the Census Bureau's misrepresentation as to the secrecy of reports citizens make to it. I talked by 'phone to C. W. Cardin in Washinton, administrative assistant to Congressman Hammerschmidt, who was then on the House floor, and confirmed the conversation with the following letter: "Dear Mr. Cardins This confirms today's telephone conversation, and I am enclosing copy of our editorial questioning the secrecy of reports to the Census Bureau published in The Star of Tuesday, April 30, which is in addition to the copy your office list. Hope Star Printed by Off set city and t VOL. 69-No. 112 -10 Pages Star of Mope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January IB, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAY 3,1968 Member: Associated Press & Audit Bureau of Circulations Av, net pail circulation 3 mos. ending March31, l968-»8,38i tefor* ar ftf ciffter tilt MttMOf Will Take a NPW I nnk new LOOK Tax Proposal By WILLIAM MORAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Ways and Means Committee—where President Johnson's proposed income tax boost has languished in limbo for eight months—will take a new look at the measure and a companion $18 billion appropriations cut plan. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D- Ark., said he wants to sound out the committee Monday before any more sessions of a Senate- House conference committee seeking a compromise package. "There is no point in going much farther in the conference until I have an idea what the committee will back," Mills told **"i«|«t '«tio» Ground in Fight to Prevent Wage | ncrea «e receives on our mailing newsmen Thursday. The Senate has passed a bill 'In its notice to the public on including a 10 per cent income federal form MC-27A (Rev.) for tax surcharge, as proposed by the five-year Census of Manu- President Johnson. That same factures the Census Bureau has bill calls for a $6 billion spend- added this line By WILLIAM MORAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson delivered today his strongest appeal yet for Congress to act on his tax increase proposal, and told those demanding deeper spending cuts: "Don't hold up a tax bill until you can blackmail someone." The President told a nationally televised news conference, his first since last November, that "we are courting danger" by continued delay on- the tax proposal. Strikers to Vote on Settlement to the notice printed on the last previous form, for the year 1962, received by the public in 1963: " "The law also provides that copies (of reports to the Census Bureau) retained in your files are immune from legal process.' "This last line is in direct conflict with a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States Dec. 11, 1961, holding that copies retained in private business files ARE NOT immune to legal process. "I wish Congressman Hammerschmidt to make an official request of the Census Bureau to explain what appears to be a misrepresentation by a federal bureau, and I would like to see ing cut in Johnson's budget for fiscal 1969. which begins July 1. The conference committee has been discussing this bill for several weeks without much outward sign of progress. But the House Appropriations Committee made its own recommendation on spending this week. Under the plan, the first $7 a person spent daily outside the Western Hemisphere would be exempt from taxation, the next $8 daily would be taxed 15 per cent and everything over $15 daily would be taxed 30 per cent. — The House Banking Committee unanimously endorsed a plan under which the United States would take part in the new "paper gold" international the charge and reply carried by reserve currency system. This the national news services. uew "currency would be used YOURS TRULY" al °ng with gold, dollars and pounds sterling as international reserves. Stephens Man Dies in Fire CAMDEN, Ark. (AP)-R. C. Foster, 62, of Stephens (Ouachita County) died Thursday morning when fire damaged his room at a motel four miles The principle behind this showdown is perfectly plain. Government is having a lot to say nowadays about dishonesty of private business and misuse of truth in advertising —and yet a government agency misrepresents to its citizens that when they disclose their business secrets to the Census Bureau nor tii4st O f here. Cause of the fire was not de- these reports are sacred and can not be used to prosecute termined. Ouachita County Corthe persons who filed them . . . oner Jack Barger topsy when, as a matter of record, the Supreme Court ruled Dec. 11, 1961, that while actual reports in the files of the Census Bureau are sacred this immunity doesn't apply to the copies remaining in private business files, and these may be demanded by federal agents. I told Congress Hammerschmidt's office over the telephone yesterday that a couple of years ago I tad a researcher check the legal record in Washington and up to that time there was no change in the law —the Supreme Court decision of Dec. 11, 1961, still stood. What I further learned was this: Official Washington is unhappy over the Supreme Court's decision. Everyone in Washington is mad at the Federal Trade Commission, and the Justice Department and its Anti-Trust Division because of the lawsuit and court decision which now embarrass the Census Bureau. There is a gentleman's understanding in Washington, I was told, that the Justice Department now realizes it made a tactical error and will not exercise the right the Supreme Court gave it to seize private business men's files. This may be the "understanding" today —but it's not the law. And the citizen who depends on such an "understanding" today may wake up tomorrow and find that a new set of bureaucrats have suddenly resolved to use their authority —under the terms of the Supreme Court decision of Dec. 11, 1961, Rice Growers Cited by NIB WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Labor Relations Board Thursday cited Arkansas Rice Growers Co-operative Association at Stuttgart for unfair labor practices. The association was ordered by the NLRB not to fail or refuse to bargain with the International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drinks and Distillery Workers ». an au- would be performed. Homecoming at Whites Chapel Home coming will be held at Whites Chapel Baptist Church on Sunday May 5. The Rev. Jessie White will bring the devotional and the Rev. Johnny Walraven will bring the message. Lunch will be served at noon. The Rev. Tom White will have charge of the afternoon singing services. By NEIL AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Telephone strikers across the nation are preparing to vote on whether to trade in their picket signs for the biggest package of increased wage and fringe benefits in the industry's history. The proposed contract negotiated by the AFIX3IO Communications Workers of America and the Bell Telephone System would provide three-year increases totaling nearly 20 per cent. A company official indicated it would lead to higher telephone bills for many of the nation's 50 million customers, but didn't specify what rate hikes might be forthcoming. Results of the voting by some 200,000 strikers from coast to coast are expected by Sunday. The contract will set the pattern for most of another 400,000 telephone workers whose contracts expire later. The tentative contract agreement came Thursday after some 24 hours of marathon bargaining. The strike, first nationwide telephone walkout in 21 years, is in its 16th day. Top-paid telephone installers would get $34 a week more in wages alone by the third year of the contract, highest-rated plant craftsmen $24 more and switchboard operators and clerks $16, the union said. The largest part of the wage increases would come at the start of the first year, including $12 a week for top-scale craftsmen and $8 for operators and clerical workers. Craftsmen and installers now average about $154 a week, operators about $83 and clerical employes about $103, but geographical differentials make for See STRIKERS TO On (Page Three) Industry Works Hard to Make It Soft for Nation's Housewives By JOY STILLEY NEW YORK (AP) - Industry is working hard to make it soft for the nation's housewives. Take disposable pans, for instance. Take 'em quick, before they overflow the kitchen and go clattering down the hall. Somehow, they end up in the dlshpan instead of the garbage pail and they come out so shiny and sturdy looking that my thrifty nature rebels at discarding such useful objects. Useful for what, 1 have yet to discover. But still, I have the storage shelves of the stove stacked with them and the cabinets are so packed with aluminum foil cJis£e,s of every size and description that the whole be dumped instead of dunked after use, but I'm determined to revitalize them with detergent. Then along came the neat little coffee cans, complete with a tight cover and beautiful designs that turned them into perfect canisters when empty, I couldn't manage to utilize them all with just flour and sugar and tea, so I started tossing beans and rice and pancake flour and black-eyed peas and hard candy and even oatmeal into them, But they are still multiplying faster than I can think up uses for them. 1 never minded throwing out paper plates in the old days, when their rough surface ab* pile comes crashing to the floor S0 rbed the juice from the pick' f\\tf\ *«tf 41 ttls> T Ar-is-VM IVt A J n A. .. _ ... _ "* " every time I open the door. I'd have a little more room les and the grease from the spare ribs. But now that they're for the disposable pans, except as smo oth as china and seem ah that the drawers and closets in most as durable, I have to look the house are all jammed with the other way when 1 consign them to the garbage can. Well, there's one bright side to the aluminum avalanche. 1 just luked a frozen pie in its own foil dish and 1 find that the container was perforated with those lovely plastic bags clothes come back in from the cleaners. No telling when I'll need 250 or so garment covers, so I carefully fold them up and stuff them into any space not already occupied by little plastic strawberry tiny holes in order to make the baskets or slightly used disposable dustcloths. When plastic roraws mid plus- crust brown right. I won't mind throwing that one out. Cki second thought, perliups tic toothpicks made their debut I'd better keep it after all. my life took a turn for the would make a dandy sieve, worse. I know they're meant to It He called on Congress members to "stand up like meii and vote" to pass the tax bill. He said that he remains per* sonally opposed to spending cuts but that he has reluctantly agreed to the plan approved this week by the House Appropriations Committee. That would cut spending by $4 billiort and appropriations by $18 billion in an effort to pave the way for the tax bill. But he said Senate-approved spending cuts of $G billion "would really bring chaos to the government." Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D- Ark., of the House Ways and Means committee, one of those who has been demanding sharp spending cuts, said the committee will take a new look at the situation Monday. Tax proposals and the spending cut voted by the Senate are pending before a Senate-House Conference Committee. Johnson noted that the response to the action of the Appropriations Committee has been demands for deeper cuts, principally from Republican leaders. He noted that business and labor leaders have supported the 10 per cent surtax proposal but that "The Congress has not been that cooperative." "I think we are courting danger by this continued procrastination, this continued delay," he said. Mills indicated he is not ready to act immediately, There was no immediate comment from the Council of Economic Advisers on the telephone settlement—which still faces a ratification vote—but administration officials undoubtedly feel iff! inflationary even if they,"; don't say-so publicly*- ' ' A In its annual report last February, the council called for union settlements this year "appreciably lower" than the 5.5 per cent average for 1967 increases. It called for restraint by business to hold the price line. The council fixed no exact wage-price guideline, such as its 3.2 per cent recommendation in 1966; and it said unions couldn't be expected to hold their demands to 3 per cent this year—a level representing the increased cost of living in 1967. Shover Springs Baptists Plan a Revival The Shover Springs Baptist Church announces a revival beginning May 6 with services each night at 7:30. J. W. McAdams is the pastor and J. W. Story will be the Evangelist. The Rev. Mr. Story is now working in Fabens, Texas, with the Immanuel Mexican Baptist Church. His fellow-worker is the Rev. Robleto. This work is a mission project of the Union Baptist Association composed of churches in Hempstead and Nevada Counties. Mr, Story served as local missionary in this area for many years and also served as an in» terstate missionary in West Texas. It was his pleasure to serve many of the churches in this area as pastor also. The many friends and acquaintances of Mr, Story are Invited to hear him preach in the revival at Shover Springs, On Sunday, May 5 he will speak at a Mission Rally meeting with the Providence Baptist Church, located south on the Lewisville Highway, Cycle Operators Not Liable By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The attorney general's office said Thursday that the operators of motorcycles are not responsible for supplying passengers with protective headgear. Ralph G. Broxiie, an assistant attorney general, said "the operator and the passenger are each Individually responsible for his own protective gear when riding a motorcycle," Municipal Judge Ralph T. Shannon of Siloam Springs asked for the opinion. Raps Those Personally Ambitious WASHINGTON (Ap) - President Johnson struck out today at those who by "pursuing ,,, personal ambition" divide the country, And he withheld a commitment to campaign for the Democratic presidential nominee. On politics, Johnson drew a laugh when he told a questio- ing reporter that he would discuss "after the convention" whether he would campaign for his party's nominee. He indicated the setting of a tentative date and site for preliminary talks with North Vietnam had not altered his March 31 decision not to run for reelection. Johnson was asked, too, how he thinks Congress will respond to pressure from the Poor People's march on Washington. He noted that $80 billion of recommendations on social matters are now pending and said "we are hopeful and we expect Congress will give due consideration to all these matters." "We are now attempting to do everything that can properly be done to meet the needs of the country," he said, adding that citizens always have the right to present their views to the government as long as it is done "lawfully and properly." Johnson said, "We hope the presentation will be nonviolent, although we are well aware no single individual can give assurances. It contains many inherent dangers. We're concerned with them. We've made extensive preparations." He said every person in the nation's capital should be aware of the possibility of serious ^consequences flowtfig from any 'large" assemblage of people in the seat of government. Johnson was, asked what he thinks the prospects are for his 10 per cent income tax surcharge. "I think we have a long and difficult road ahead," he said, adding that if he were making up the budget now instead of last fall he would "perhaps add some to it" rather than cut it. While critics are demanding billions of dollars in cuts, he called the budget "very lean" in view of increasing needs in Vietnam and the cities. "The Congress has not been that cooperative," he said in noting business and labor support. He added that lawmakers talk about raising taxes but have done nothing and that See RAPS THOSE on Page Two Winners In Art Show Announced Results of the Art Show sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary follow: Grade 1 - (best of show) Ken Johnson, BH; 2 - Denise McCoy BH; 3 . Stephanie Smith, G; 4 . Craig Atkins P. Grade 2 Best of Show, Corley Wiggins G; 1 * Darlene Sallee BH; 2 - Gwendolyn Prater, Hope, well; 3 • Peggy Reese G; 4- Sammy Beasley P, Grade 4 * Best of Show, Mike Sinyard BH; 1 - John Johnson G; 2 . Kathy Hollis B; 3 . Bobby McKamie B; 4 •> Gwendolyn Walton, Shover. Grade 5 » Best of Show, Shar« on Ellis, Hopewell; 1 . John Ste. wart G; 2 • Danna Cox BHj 3* Margie Reyenga B; 4 » Bob Scott P, Grade 6 . Best of Show, Jim. my Mattor BH; 1»Sammy Mor« rison, Hopewell; 2 'SheltonCole P; 3 . Frank Cole, Shover and 4' Mary Sue Stone G. New Cafeteria for Yerger North Vietnam Agrees to Open Peace Talks : in Parts on May 10 i LBJ Quickly Accepts the Offer Red Attack Crushed, 1,303 Killed SAIGON (AP) - U.S. forces crushed a North Vietnamese counterattack near Dong Ha Thursday, climaxing four days of fighting in the northeast corner of South Vietnam in which U.S. and South Vietnamese forces reported at least 1,208 of the enemy killed. U.S. and South Vietnamese casualties totaled 93 killed and 449 wounded, the allied commands said. Fighting slacked off today after U.S. Marines and Army in« fantry reinforcements beat back a heavy enemy counter attack near the 3rd Marine Division headquarters at Dong Ha 11 miles below the eastern end of the demilitarized zone. The North Vietnamese launched their counterattack Thursday afternoon and pushed the Marines back. Army troops were rushed in as reinforcements, artillery and U.S. planes pounded the North Vietnamese, and by nightfall "the enemy withdrew,' a U.S. spokesman said. He added that the enemy made light probing attacks for two hours before contact was lost. There was no word of new fighting by South Vietnamese forces who have been battling the North Vietnamese a mile or> two from the Marines in .the Dong Ha-sector. • > The other northeast area aof hard fighting this week has been around Hue, 45 miles south of Dong Ha, and there paratroopers from the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division reported overrunning enemy positions four miles west of the former imperial capital and killing 46 North Vietnamese soldiers. There were no American casualties reported. Saigon had its first major terrorist incident since the Communist lunar new year offensive in February. A taxi loaded with TNT exploded in the heart of the city, in a driveway between the U.S.-South Vietnamese television and radio station compound and a church student center. The blast killed three Vietnamese and wounded about 25 Vietnamese and five Americans. Most of the victims were young girl students. AP&L Seeks to Expand LITTLE ROCK (AP) - An application for construction of a 161,000-volt transmission line from RusselMlle to the site of a planned nuclear-fueled generating station on the Arkansas River has been filed by Arkansas Power & light Co. with the state Public Service Commission, AP News Digest VIETNAM U.S, forces crush a North Vietnamese Counterattack near Dong Ha. The enemy toll rises to 1,208 dead after four days of battle in the northeast corner of South Vietnam. WASHINGTON Caroly Lea Tatnall, a 22- year-old technician, charges the Army, citing witnesses it refused to identify, forced her to resign on grounds of immorality, i 'The Johnson administration is losing ground in its bid to keep wage increases at what it considers noninflationary levels. The telephone strikers are preparing to vote on the biggest package of increased wage and fringe benefits in the industry's history. The House Ways and Means Committee takes a new look at the proposed income tax hike and a companion $18 billion appropriations cut plan. James Marlow, who wrote "The World Today" for The Associated Press for 25 years, dies at 64. POLITICS Crossover voting is shaping up as an important factor in Indiana's presidential primary Tuesday. Write-in votes can't be counted; Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller pins his presidential hopes on what an aide calls "the iceberg strategy." INTERNATIONAL The Israeli army reports 12 Arab saboteurs killed in the Negev Desert on Independence nifeht, raising the week's toriLto '^ 5 '- * -''**•"' tee plans a fact-finding commis- sio to inquire into the causes of the crisis which has disrupted the campus for 18 days. Tornado Alert for County Up to 8 p.m. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The U. S. Weather Bureau today issued a tornado watch for 20 Arkansas counties. The bureau said the watch will be in effect from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. today. A few thunderstorms with large hail and locally damaging winds also were forecast. The bureau said the greatest threat of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms is in an area along and 70 miles either side of a line from 70 miles west of Mineral Wells, Tex., to 70 miles southeast of Fort Smith, Counties affected by the watch are Logan, Polk, Scott,Sebastian, Yell, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Montgomery, Pike, Sevier, Garland, Hot Spring, Clark, Columbia, Dallas, Neva, da and Ouachita, By JOHN M. AP Special Correspondent T WASHINGTON (AP) - Tni United States and North Vietnam agreed today to open preliminary peace talks in Paris next Friday or a few dajjk thereafter. >: President Johnson announced at a 10 a.m. news conference he had sent word to Hanoi that he accepts the time and plagji Hanoi had announced to ttffi world two hours earlier. " Johnson said he was informed of the North Vietnamese agreement at 1 a.m. today. He then conferred with Secretary of D£- fense Clark M. Clifford, Secre;- tary of State Dean Rusk and other high officials and made his decision. Hanoi announced its purpose in the talks would be "to decide with the U.S. side the unconditional cessation by the United States of its bombing and all other acts of war against the Democratic Republic of Viet; nam North "Vietnam and later; to talk about other matters re-,, lated to the two sides." ^ Johnson ordered March 31 a partial halt in bombing of the North and called for peace talks. He offered to stop the rest of the bombing if Hanoi would show "restraint" in its military operations. ,' ' ,. But U.S. officials report Ha- ttbi Stoclearty March r "' l " *'' All Around Town By Trie Stir Stiff According to the U,S. Engineers weekly report some 30,605 persons visited Millwood Reservoir the past week, Perry's Congress Motel and Perry's Restaurant have again been selected for listing in the Mobil Travel Guide, the coun» try's best selling and widely used travel guidebook, listing the best quality-rated Motor Ho* tels and Restaurants in the U.S. . . . only 23,000 have qualified by meeting rigid requirements , . . editors of the Mobil Travel Guide announces that Perry's Motel and Restaurant have ex* seeded all requirements and neertng Co., Fort Carson, Colo, where be is now stationed, nam. Asked about Oils today Johnson said "we have been quite concerned" about the North Vietnamese expanding infiltration. The President warned the Paris talks would be .only-the' "first step" toward bringing the long and bloody war in Southr east Asia to a close. " "Let me sound a precautionary note," Johnson said after announcing his decision. "This is only a very first step, arid there are many, many hazards and difficulties ahead." "I have never felt it was useful for public officials to confuse delicate negotiations by detail-- ing personal views" in advance^ Johnson went on. So. he said h* would not discuss the question further now. It was exactly a month ago today that North Vietnam and the United States publically declared their readiness for such talks, thus signaling a potential breakthrough in the long effort to begin peace discussions. Meet Hereto Plan Junior Miss Pageant A planning meeting for the southwest district Junior Miss Pageant wtti i» held here in the school administration building Saturday, May 4, The Student Council of Hope High School wjjjj, host the session. Charles Bill Black, executive director of the Arkansas Junior Miss Pageant and Miss Su$ Wright, Arkansas' Junior Mils conduct this Susan Cobb, a junior Spanish major from Hope, is one of )4 members of children's theater class at Southern State College who will appear in "The Sleep. ing Beauty of loreland" in we The purpose is to acquaint the annual spring production,., the new council with procedures for play will be featured May 3-4 at the district contest to be held in. 7:30 p.m. . , .the admission is Hope, October 26, 25 cents . . , Miss Cobb will ~ play the part of the King . , . she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Cobb of 402 S. Fulton, Hope . ,. she is a member James H, Jones, Superinten. WgWy recommend Perry's toail dent of Schools, announced that construction of a new cafeteria * ** is underway at Verger High School, F. & H. Construction Com* pany of Magnolia was the sue- cessful bidder. This building is being con. I funds and will be completed about June l. ^ Army Specialist 4 Rodney Powell has been promoted to Specialist 5 ... he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. p. Powell Jr. . . . Spl, Powell recently was awarded a certificate for heavy equipment operator after special traini^! ^ or * keoflard Wood, and with the 615th L.E. Engi- of the Stagecrafters, the Asso, ciation of Women students, and Wesley Foundation, Registered Nurses ire ret minded of the district raoaUUy meeting Tuesday, May 7 at Is 30 In the dining room of Hempstead Memorial Hospital, There will be a meeting of the Southwest Arkansas Dog Association Monday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m* at the Chjickwagon in Em* met. The national pageant, systems, mistakes & pas;fc pageants, new snow directions, and theme win be discussed, & luncheon at the Diamond Ca& is also Local committee for the Plafl* ning session consists c-fe Debbjs Watson, Lamar Cox. and Mrs. W, A, WWiams, * CottU Group to Hold Borbtciio The annual barbecue for ~ r™r ••Bii'OTW-W^-W ^!CTHF*Wr : -flB?r IWTlf m it T M fcmtties

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