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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. Washhurn Every Business Absurd Except Your Own Y esterday was my lucky day. Four months ago Hope Star lost a $7,52 discount — but recovered it yesterday. I was explaining it to Henry Haynes, who happened by the office, and he said the situation paralleled many an experience in merchandising. Our case was that of a shop supplier who ships from Tennessee but bills us from Chicago. The invoice takes a discount if paid within 10 days — a cute device which stabs operators who pay off but once a month. My defense is to warn the staff to inspect every invoice for discount terms, and if one calls for payment within 10 days it is put on my desk for immediate payment. Back in February, however, this supplier's invoice popped up on the invoice file with the discount deadline expired — and I suspected the staff of having routed the bill around my desk. They denied it, so I set up a dogwatch on the next shipment from this particular supplier. The new shipment came in 10 days ago, but up to noon yesterday there was no invoice in the house. I telephoned Chicago, demanded the late-running invoice, and at the same time notified them I would deduct not only the current discount but also the one we missed last February —and Chicago agreed. In some respects every business seems absurd except your own. But there are common denominators which make all businesses alike. Discounts are just part of the universal story. Years ago when I was a young fellow in Arkansas doing business with the home bank in Pennsylvania the distant banker remarked: "Newspapers are a crazy business. Everything is upside down. For instance, you claim circulation as an asset, when it's really a liability — you take people's subscription money and have the liability of delivering the paper to them for a year." Nevertheless circulation is an asset— for it's the base on which you sell advertising ... 70 per cent of a newspaper's income. We're not the only "upside down" business. How about that Pennsylvania banker who was second-guessing me ? His statement, like every other bank statement, is "upside down" too. A bank reports deposits as a liability. But for operating purposes they are an asset, the size of deposits being kept prominently in the public eye for they are the base of a bank's ability to make loans and profits. Asset . . . liability .,. truly, every business is absurd except your own. Red Delegation Arming for Paris Talks PARIS (A P) - The vanguard of the North Vietnamese delegation arrived in Paris today and their leader said he is optimistic about preliminary talks with the United States on ending the war in Vietnam, The group included 23 persons, headed by Col, Ha Van Lao, He was one of the negotiators of (lie 1954 Geneva agreements Hiat ended the French-Indochina war. The colonel, an adviser to Xuan Thuy, Hanoi's cliief negotiator, told newsmen: "I an optimistic." Industrial Park Money By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS WASHINGTON (AP) - The Jefferson County, Ark., Port Authority will receive a $1.2 million Economic Development Administration grant to develop a waterfront industrial park. Sen. John L. McClellan, D- Ark., said Monday that the authority will match the grant to meet the cost of the $2.4 million project. The park would create 100 jobs immediately and lias a potential of 1,500 jobs, McClellan said. Hiftptttid C8u HA* Star Printed by Offsit titty tefof* of ftf ind i atrttef will fcilwr ywr VOL 69-No. 175 - 10 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS. TUESDAY, MAY 7,1968 Member i Associated PttssA Audit Bflfeau of Circulations Av, netpaHclfcul4U6nSm6§,6««ft|!ifefeh31,1968-3,361 Says March Will Turn Into Riot By WILLIAM MORAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John L. McClellan says he'll expose plans by parties as yet unnamed to turn the Poor People's Campaign in Washington into a riot. The Arkansas Democrat, chairman of a Senate investigations subcommittee, said he'll reveal what the panel uncovered about discussions by persons he said plan to move in during the planned nonviolent demonstration and "engage in rioting and battling." His comments in the Senate came as Congress was considering Monday 26 bills aimed at limiting use of federal property by demonstrators for camp-ins. The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, is organizing caravans of poor people heading for Washington from Southern towns and cities across the nation. The SCLC has not revealed where the demonstrators will camp while in Washington but reportedly favors building a "shanty town" on the Mall, between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. The first contingent of the Poor People's Campaign is due in Washington Monday. Campaign planners say they expect up to 15,000 demonstrators in the city by May 27. One congressman, Democrat Alton Lennon of North Carolina, told a House subcommittee Monday he thinks 250,000 people will converge on Washington. Lennon is one of the sponsors of legislation prohibiting issuance of permits for any camp- In. Rep. William M. Colmer, D- Miss., told the subcommittee the primary objective of the demonstration is to cause trouble despite what its leaders say. "They're not concerned about the welfare of the average poor Endorsement to LBJ's Proposed Tax Boost By EDMOND LeBRETON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson's income tax hike bill, cold-shouldered since last summer by the House Ways and Means Committee, is basking in the relative warmth of the panel's qualified endorsement. But the congressional fight has escalated over the size of a proposed spending cut tied to the tax boost. Making its first formal decision on the $10 billion income- tax increase request, the committee voted for the hike Mon- 10 Trapped Indiana to Miners Not Vote on 3 Heard From Candidates By HOLGER JENSEN Associated Press Writer HOMINY FALLS, w.Va, (Ap) — The call went out for skin divers today to aid in the rescue of 25 coal miners trapped inside a two-mile coal shaft by thousands of gallons of water, The divers were due in from Philadelphia before noon to aid the miners trapped in the low, L-shaped mine shaft since noon Monday, Surface rescue units, which worked through a night of near day provided federal spending freezing temperatures, had POISED and pretty, Mrs. Lurleen Wallace posed after her election as governor. Death Takes Mrs. Lurleen Wallace MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP>Gov. Lurleen B. Wallace of Alabama died in her sleep Tuesday at 12:34 a.m, The governor's acting news secretary, Ed Ewing, said Mrs. Wallace's family and doctors person," Colmer said. "They're were with her. He said her con- coming here to cause trouble." dition began to worsen about 10 Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., p.m. CST, Monday night, said the capital city is so gripped with fear that federal troops should be stationed in the streets now. Injuries Prove Fatal CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Mrs. Maudie I. Scott, 73, of Conway, died Monday of injuries she received in a two-car accident Sunday at an intersection in Conway. The 41-year-old governor, who had fought a two-year battle against abdominal cancer, suffered another serious setback Monday, in what her doctors called a possible abdominal abscess. Ewing said the immediate cause of her death was not known. Under Alabama law, Lt. Gov. Albert Brewer, 39-year-old attorney, became governor of the state when Mrs. Wallace died. Hard to Place Germs on a Time Schedule That Pleases Doctor By JOY STILLEY NEW YORK (AP) - I'm trying very hard to put my germs on a time schedule that will coincide with that of my doctor. Weekends are strictly out. Nobody will pay a bit of attention to them — especially the reluctant visitor with the little black bag — until Monday afternoon at the earliest. For some timo now I've had them trained not to act up on Wednesday afternoons, either. That day lias long been reserved by my friendly neighborhood practitioner for chasing around the golf course. In the past, the best time for me to get sick was 2 p.m. Monday, Thursday, or Friday, or from G to 8 any night of the week. These were the hours my doctor regularly held open house, and provided I wasn't too weak to struggle to his office, I could be sure of a cure. Then one Tuesday, suffering from a pain in my side, I presented myself and my symptoms on his doorstep at the appointed hour. At 6:15 p,m. I was stiil waiting outside his waiting room. So were a few other impatient patients. Somebody at last noticed the small card affixed to the outside of the door. "New office hours," it read, "are from G to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays." My pain and I went homo and by the time the next set of office hours arrived, it had departed. Recently my daughter announced that she had a sore throat — so sore, in fact, that she actually requested the services of a physician. It was 8 a. m, when I put in the call to our family doctor — and got his answering service. After having given my name, address, rank, serial number and the nature of Gay's illness, I was informed that the doctor would call ma when he called in, By noon my daughter's temperature and my temper had both risen alarmingly, and I tried again, The girl at the switchboard reported that the doctor hadn't yet called in, "But," she added gratuitously, "it really doesn't matter because he is teaching classes until 4:30 and couldn't come out until after that time anyhow." The streptococci that attack older throats must bear a strong resemblance to the ones that plauge little kids, I reasoned. Tiie pediatrician who took care of our youngsters when they were small has an office just a few blocks away from our house, I called him, explained the problem, and he came. That's how it happened my 17-year-old was treated by a "baby doctor." His visit may have hurt her dignity, but it helped her throat. is cut at least$4billion. The House Appropriations Committee had previously recommended this figure and Johnson has said he would accept it, although reluctantly. Rep. John W. Byrnes of Wisconsin, ranking Republican on the Ways and Means Committee called the panel's action "a surrender and a capitulation" in the face of White House urgings. The committee's vote for the tax bill was 17 to 6, with 13 Democrats and 4 Republicans supporting it. Byrnes and other Republicans opposed it. As for the committee's setting a $4 billion minimum in spending reductions, Byrnes said: "That's their weasel out to accept $4 billion. For all practical purposes, $4 billion is now the ceiling as well as the floor for reductions." Byrnes and other Republicans want a $6 billion cut, and the Senate has voted in favor of the larger amount. The Ways and Means Committee's vote for at least $4 billion leaves Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., and other economy advocates free to try for a deeper cut in the Senate-House conference committee which Js trying to hammer out a compromise tax-spending bill. It was largely Mills' insistence on substantial cuts in the President's budget for the coming fiscal year starting July 1 that kept the 10 per cent tax surcharge measure in his committee until there were solid signs of action on a spending cut. Sen. John J. Williams of Delaware, the chief Senate Republican conferee, said he would hold out for $6 billion and expects the Senate to back him. He suggested Mills could carry the House conferees along on a similar stand. Hire An Older Worker Week, Proclaimed Hope Mayor Donal Parker today issued a proclamation calling on employers of the local trade area to give full consideration to filling job vacancies by Wring "over-45" workers. The week of May 5-11 is being observed nationwide as "Hire An Older Worker Week." made telephone contact with 15 of the entombed men, The other 10 were at the low end of the flooded shaft and had not been heard from since water poured through a mine wall from an adjacent abandoned mine. The officials hoped the three divers equipped with scuba, self contained underwater breathing apparatus, could make their way to the miners with air tanks and possibly food. Rescue directors scored a breakthrough when they lashed plastic tubes containing water, sandwiches and hot coffee to the mine conveyor belt to the 13 trapped nearest the entrance. The packages went in at 4*44 a.m. and 13 minutes later, the radiotelephone crackled with the word, "We got 'em." "I know 15 of the guys are going to be okay," said Ernest Fitzwater, who escaped from the mine just before it became flooded. But he said the 10, including his brother, Joe, are at the deepest part. "There is no way they can get out alive." The men were chipping coal from the wall of the mine, located about 70 miles southeast of Charleston in southeastern Wc^t Virginia, when they punched through into an abandoned mine filled with water. Arnold in Rate for Prosecutor By WALTER R, MEARS Associated Press Writer INDIANAPOLIS, Ind, (AP) Indiana votes today In a Democratic presidential primary in which the images and personalities of the three contenders overrode the issues. There was a Republican primary, too, but Richard M, Nixon already had it won. He was alone on a ballot on which write-in votes will not be counted. . Sen, Robert F, Kennedy, who drew the biggest crowds and topped the voter opinion polls, was confident but publicly silent on the outcome. Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy said he was stronger than pollsters reported, and indicated he would claim success if he could get over 20 per cent of the vote. Their rival, Indiana Gov, Roger D. Branlgin, said simply: "I think I'll whip 'em." He wouldn't venture any more specific forecast. The answer rested with an estimated one million Indiana voters, as many as 750,000 of them expected to cast Democratic ballots to choose among the two senators and the favorite son governor. McCarthy acknowledged that the Indiana choice was one of image and oersonalities. not of See INDIANA TO On (Page 8) Kentucky Derby Winner Disqualified LOUEVILEE, Ky. (AP) Dancer's Image, winner of the Kentucky Derby, was drugged before the race, Churchill Downs said today. He will be disqualified, placed last, and all winnings turned over to Calumet Farm, owner of the second place horse, Forward Pass. The track said a chemist for the state racing commission reported than an analysis of the urine sample taken from Dancer's Image "contained phenyl- butacone and or a derivative thereof." Phenylbutacone is a pain killer and stimulant, the track said. The track said a thorough investigation is being made of the incident, but declined to elaborate. Dancer's Image, owned by Boston auto dealer Peter Fuller, came from last place Saturday to edge out Forward Pass in the 94th running of the Derby. Fran- See KENTUCKY AP News Digest POLITICS the Images and the personal* ties of the three candidates override the Issues in the Demo* cratic presidential primary in Indiana, Richard M, Nixon Is unopposed on the Republican ballot, Vice President Humphrey and Sen, Robert F, Kennedy engage in their first 1968 primary election tests, Voters cast ballots In Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana and Ohio, Victory for presidential candidate George Wallace In his homestate primary would place him on the Alabama ballot as the Democratic nominee rather than as a third farty contend* f NATIONAL Rescue units encounter problems in trying to reach 25 men trapped in a West Virginia coal mine. Gov. Lurleen Wallace of Alabama, a cancer victim, dies in her sleep at 41, With profile of the new Alabama governor, Albert Brewer, Thres 1968 Pulitzer prizes for journalistic excellence are awarded to members of the Knight newspaper group—a triple triumph unique in he 52- year history of the prizes. Walter e. Keuther, with his opposition routed, seems set for his 12th two-year term as president of the United Auto Workers VIETNAM Hard fighting rages for the third day on the western fringes of Saigon. WASHINGTON President Johnson's income tax hike bill, cold-shouldered since last summer by the House Ways and Means Committee, gets the panel's qualified endorsement. Sen. Carl Hayden's retirement announcement has an air of sadness although the quips flew. Sen. John L. McClellan says he will; disclose plans, uncovered by his "Senate investigations subcommittee, to -turn the Poor People's Campaign into a riot in Washington. Ho Mood for Tax Hike, Whltbock Says JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Gubernatorial candidate Frank Whitbeck of Little Rock said Monday night that the state has "painted itself into a corner" financially but that there is "no mood for a tax increase in Arkansas." Whitbeck, the Little Rock insurance executive who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, made the remarks in a speech to the Jacksonville Junior Chamber of Commerce. He said the state needed educational reform immediately to take advantage of the state's manpower, "If you don't have an educated citizenry in the state, you can't go anywhere," Whitbeck said. Tanks Join in Battle of Saigon By GfiOftGE ESPlft -.*' Associated Press Writer -.,, SAIGON (AP) - American tanks and armored personnel carriers joined the new battle af Saigon today, cutting off a Viet Cong attack from the southwest in the third day of hard fighting on the clty r s fringes* U,S, troops had not been used inside Saigon since they helped smash the Viet Cong's lunar new year offensive in February;; In the latest assaults, which began Sunday, the Americans have been outside the capital searching the enemy units which might further threaten the city, U,S, officers believed the em- my thrusts both around Saigon and in South Vietnam's northern sector were aimed at giving the North Vietnamese a bargaining edge when preliminary peace talks with the United States open in Paris this week, '•» In the north, officers reported one enemy force surrounded near Hue and others withdraw* ing from around Dong Ha after losing more than 1,000 men in six days of close-quarter fighting. The battle in southwest Saigon today began when an estimated 150 Viet Cong trying to push Into: the city attacked a South Viet?-, namese outpost near the Kinh- Dot'Canal. Armored personnel carriers from the U.S. 9th Infantry Divlr sion moved in to cut them off*; The infantrymen reported killing 35 enemy soldiers, and five Americans were wounded. The fighting subsided for a time, and r the surviving Viet Cong made a break for the bridge across the canal and into the city. But a second Company, of,,9th Diyiston.armpred person-; nel carriers got to the bridge* first and pushed the Viet Cong into a factory building. South Vietnamese rangers took up blocking positions east of the factory, and the American armored force moved in on the trapped Viet Cong. U.S. helicopter gunships and South Vietnamese dive bombers also attacked the Viet Cong invaders and other guerrillas holding out in a shantytown on Saigon's western edge. A senior U.S. officer said the main enemy threat was along the city's western finges, where the Viet Cong has an estimated two battalions near Saigon's Tan Son Nhut airport, but "wo have the situation definitely in hand." 10 Per Cenf Mortgage Money Seen W. H, ARNOLD W. H. "Dub" Arnold, Arkadelphia attorney, announces his (on page two) All Around Town By The Star Staff WASHINGTON (AP) - The government announced Tuesday the maximum interest rate on mortgages Insured by the Fed-: era! Housing Administration: ,. ... . . ... . —. , and guaranteed by the Veterans" Mayor Parker emphasized that candidacy for the office of prose- Dr Dolphus Whitten Jr., vice she was the granddaughter of Mr. Administration has been raised such workers are dependable, cutlng attorney of the eighth judi- n res ident for Administration at and Mrs. 0. M. Battle who lived from 6 per cent to 6% percent-. 1 productive, reliable and ex- c ial district, The district is com- Oklahoma City University, will here many years ago and the great The action does not affect the: perienced, Hiring such workers ^^ of four counties, Clark, deliver the commencement ad- niece of the late Mrs. Nannie Bat- can strengthen the economy of Neva da, H em P stead and Miller dress at Henderson State College tie Bracy. 10 °' Q0 county, the area. Man Arrested Here Wanted in 3 States About 3;50 a.m. Monday Cffi. cers Shirley and Neal arrested a Negro man listed as Samuel Speaks, Jr., 24 of Houston, and charged him with driving while intoxicated and disturbing the peace. A routine check on the subject revealed he was driving a car stolen at Angleton, Texas; he is wanted in Louisiana for armed robbery in which an officer was shot and he is also wanted for armed robbery in Texarkana, Texas and Arkansas. Peterson Is ISP Choke LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Sources at the state Capitol indicated Monday that Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller would name Dr. John M. Peterson as director of the state Employment Security Division. . _, , on May 24 at 8 p.m.... he will Arnold Is a native of Clark discuss "Life in a Space Cap- county and has lived most of his sule .i < ,. Dr, Whitten holds the life in Arkadelphla. He is mar- pjj rj ( degree from the Univer- ried and has two children. Ar. si t y of Texas with a major in his- nold Is a graduate of Hender- t orv . , , he was a professor at son State College and the Ar- Henderson in 1947 and remained kansas Law School, He was ad- m m ^943 , . . he was formerly mitted to the Arkansas Bar In connected with toe local school March of 1963 and has practiced system and Is well known here, law since that date, He served as The Arkansas-Texarkana Texas College Alumni Association is sponsoring a luncheon for all alumni, ex-students and interested friends at the Howard Johnson Inn, Texarkana on Saturday, May 11 at l;30 p.m. awl tickets are $3 ... the speaker will be criminal cases, law enforcement Dr. Allan C. Hancock, president officers, lawyers and merchants of Texas Colleee who have '"V ''_.'". »-- 5 • Fulton Cemetery Association hold a work day on Thurs* May 9 and all interested The Home Economics Depart- interest rate on mortgages previously insured by the FHA or; guaranteed by the VA. ; ; Secretary Robert C. Weaver ment of Lincoln High School will of the Department of Housing. stage its dress revue Thursday, and Urban Development said- May 9 at 7:30 p.m, and admission the Increase should increase the* is 25 cents, flow of mortgage lunds into tlie ; housing market. -: The Primary Choir o| First Meanwhile Lloyd E, Giarfc; Baptist Church goes to J&gno- president of the National Asso* Prosecuting Attorney in Clark county for two years, In announcing his candidacy for this office, he states that he has been encouraged by citizens throughout the district to run for Prosecuting Attorney, especially jurors who have served on recent lia's Central Baptist Church Saturday, *&y Uth, where it and other Baptist Primary Choirs elation of Home Builders, said ^ in crease probably wouWtoi crease the monthly payments q| will be judged by leaders of the people buying homes, but might Music Department of the Arkan- bring down the price of some The Mrs. sas Baptist Convention local choir is directed by Arthur Strech, and Miss Charlotte Moore is the accoropanir.t, had business with the prosecuting attorney. They have voiced concern about the matmer that the Prosecuting Attorney's office lias been handled and feel persons are asked to attend and that a change is needed at this bring a sack lunch, time, Arnold ran for this office in the last Democratic primary and was defeated by a small margin. oj He seeks your support and votes in the coming Democratic Primary. Sid Me Math informs us that Miss Mollie DeQare, daughter Dr. and Mrs. Jessie B. De- of Jefferson, Texas, was one of the 84 victims in the plane crash last week near Dallas . . . Members of the County Republican Women's Club are reminded of the business meeting tonight (Tuesday) at I'M p.m. in the Citizens National Bank lounge. , . The noon luncheon did not take the place of this meeting. Due to error, Ifr, and. Mrs. Leon Prescott were not with those attending the dinner for Gov. Rockefeller last S^t* urday, but they were among those present. homes, The action occurred shortly after President Jotason signed Into law legislation removing the 6 per cent interest eel" Hempstead permitting rates <w F» A VA mortgages to find their levels In the marketplace. Mink Didn't Lost Long - A mink fur cteir Wt %t long at a shop & dowotowo Mio*. aeapolis. 4 spokesman at the stop told police Monday t&e $10,000 ctoir wag stolen durlfig the veekeod by tbieves wto broke to ttuo^ to front door,

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