Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on May 9, 1968 · Page 7
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 9, 1968
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Arguments Over Hew Penol Code liftIE KOEK (AP) - the Lfeflslallve Council heard softie spirited about certain provl* Slons 1ft the state's new penal code. , Circuit Judge Henry W. Smith of Pine Bluff attacked a provl- sion that allows prisoners sen« fenced to life In prison to be* come eligible to be considered " r parole after 10 years, He said the provision ellmln* nated life imprisonment "and that's wrong," Smith said he was "burned " because the courts were 'pampering the criminals" ttore and more. 1- John Haley of Little Rock, ' ihairman of the Board of Cor- ctlon, defended the provision, iaying the hope of parole on ;6od behavior makes life pris- inors easier to handle and to •ehabllitate. With a bit of saracasm in voice, Smith said, "They're eal nice boys over there (at e prisons), Mr, Haley can tell r ou, They don't work if they .on't want to." The judges who appeared be- tore the council, seemed to be ted in their view to have the mal code changed to allow udges instead of juries set nalties for convictions in hon- .pltal cases. Circuit Judge Charles W. ght of Paragould said under he rules of admitting evidence, juries cannot be told about prior lonvictions and other facts .bout accused men in deciding ieir ?guilt. He said the judge, who can ,have access to this information, J|hould have the authority to set Psentence. Prosecutor Lloyd jHenry of Searcy agreed with Bundled eh Top ef His Head rr, LEWIS, wash, (Ai>) - A I§»yeai"old who started basic training this week sports a full teard, a mustache and hair which would hang to his waist if It weren't bundled atop his head, He is Pvt, Baldev Singh Pure* wall of Fresno, Calif,, a native of India whose Sikh religion for* bids the cutting of hair and re* quires the wearing of a turban* The Army agreed, but said Pvt, Purewall will have to wear a steel helmet over his turban when necessary. Hixon Lashes Increase of U.S. Crime NEW YORK (AP)~~ Richard M. Nixon, saying the United States has become a "lawless society," has endorsed legislative proposals that would authorize some forms of wiretapping In major crime and national security cases. The former vice president charged Wednesday that the Johnson administration had been "lame and ineffectual" in dealing with "a staggering 88 per cent" rise In crime over the past seven years. Nixon, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, also charged that the Supreme Court is "seriously hamstringing the peace forces In our society and strengthening the criminal forces." He said in a 6,000-word statement issued by his New York office that "If the present rate of new crime continues, the number of rapes and robberies and assaults and thefts In the United States today will double by the end of 1972. s The judges were divided on a •proposed new bill offered by IJlaley that would establish a ffetate probation system under >lhe Board of Pardons and Paroles. 4 The state would furnish pro- Ibation officers to assist circuit fudges if the judges wanted v Circuit Judge Henry M. Britt of Hot Springs objected to a ^tate system, contending that probation officers should be ired and fired by the circuit ige. The council also -heard a jGov. Winthrop * Rockefeller's'' (proposed unclaimed property fpill, which the governor has indicated would be part of his package of bills to raise money lor the state penitentiary. ** The group, representing '•banks, utilities, insurance companies and savings and loan associations, told the council they f were not opposed to the bill on [principle, but because it lacks fmany safeguards. £ The proposed bill would allow the state to take over prop- jerty such as bank deposits, Mility deposits and stock divi- fdents than have been unclaimed ffor seven years or longer. The 'state would use the unclaimed 'money until the owner claimed i Officials have indicated that fjhe bill could produce the first §oar anywhere from $250,000 to $3 million, which a similar bill .did in Oklahoma, § Edward M. Penick Jr. of the arthen Bank & Trust Co. of ttle Rock, who is president of fne Arkansas Bankers Associa- }ion, said the bill went to the heart of the traditional confidential relationship between a bank and its customers. The council also heard two industrial financing proposals that have been approved by the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission. The AIDC wants a bill to allow the state Board of Finance to purchase obligations of industrial development finance corporations. AIDC Director Robert M. Millwee Jr. said the privlsion would make available hard-to- gett capital for new and, expanding Industries. Millwee also asked for passage of a bill to eliminate a provision in a 1955 law prhobiting financial arrangements by local industrial development corporations involving first-mortgage loads for the purchase of equipment and machinery for manufacturing and processing. This would allow businesses to obtain loans from the Small Business Administration through local developing corporations. Nixon Crime Position Hit by Rotky WASHINGTON (AP) - Rich* ard M, Nixon has Issued his for* mal position on combatting crime-and drawn a rebuke from Republican presidential ri* val Nelson A, Rockefeller on the issue Of civil disorders, On the Democratic side, Sen, Robert F, Kennedy was assessing the scope of his Indiana presidential -primary victory and Sen, Eugene J, McCarthy campaigned in Nebraska with a verbal blast at Kennedy's agri* cultural record, Nixon said leniency and grow* ing rewards of crime-not poverty— are responsible for widespread crime in the cities which threatens to spread to rich suburbs. "The success of criminals in this country," the former vice president said in New York Wednesday, "plays a far greater role in the rising crime rate than any consideration of poverty," New York Gov. Rockefeller took issue in a Minneapolis, Minn,, speech with Nixon's view, expressed earlier, that order must be maintained while an answer to the civil disorders problem is sought. "I cannot agree with those who say that we must have order or we shall have no progress," Rockefeller said. "I say that without progress, and without justice, there will be no order." Rockefeller called today in Manhattan, Kan., for a comprehensive "post-Vietnam plan" to provide employment and education for veterans returning from the war. In other political developments: — Kennedy's camp said he won in every city except Evansville and Bloomington in Indiana's Tuesday primary, captured 85 per cent of the vote in Negro precincts, and won 10 of the 11 congressional districts to gain the vast majority of Indiana's 63 Democratic National Convention delegates. Kennedy and McCarthy meet next in Nebraska on Tuesday. — McCarthy, pointing to Kennedy's Senate vote against meat-import quotas, said in Hastings, Neb.: "We shall be hearing much this week, I suspect, from Sen. Kennedy about his concern for "the farmers of-Nebraska. That concern might have been more appropriately expressed when meat-import quota legislation of such concern to Nebraskans was before the Senate." -Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, also bidding for the Democratic nomination, told the United Auto Workers convention at Atlantic City President Johnson needs the kind of backing in Vietnam peace negotiations that union leaders get on contract negotiations. HOPE (ARK) STAR, Printed by Offset *«?* H **f "•*, County Officials Discuss Government Women Are Safest . Thursday, May 9, t968 BOSTON (AP) » The executive director of the governor's Highway Safety Committee says it's men, not women, who have the most accidents, James J. Stratford Jr. told the legislative Committee on Public Safety that in 1963 women who com* pleted driver education pro* grams in Massachusetts had no injury claims. Men, on the other hand, submitted between 7.7 and 20 claims for every 100 cars insured, In 1966, he said, acci* dents caused by women drivers were one*third to one-half the number caused by men. Pressure by U.S. to Hire More Negroes By GAYLORD SHAW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are threatening to unleash a never-before-used economic weapon contract cancellation— to combat job discrimination in companies that do $75 billion worth of business a year with the government. President Johnson empowered federal agencies nearly three years ago to terminate contracts if recipient firms failed to hire, promote and pay employes Without regard to race. Officials admit that some companies have disregarded nondiscrimination pledges, but concede no contracts have been canceled. In the future, however, "some contracts are going to be lost unless an awful lot of people suddenly reverse their field," claimed Ward McCready, assistant director of the Labor Department's contract compliance office. McCready said executives of a half-dozen of the nation's largest corporations will be called to Informal hearings in New York this month as part of the government effort to increase Negro and Puerto Rican representation in Manhattan's 2.4 million white-collar labor force. However, he refused to name the firms or provide any details on the hearings. In Philadelphia, the government's insistence that more minority workers be hired for federal construction projects has stalled nearly $20 million In work. And the contractor on the $30 million U.S. Mint in Phila- s delphla was told his contract "could be suspended or terminated" unless he acted to integrate his work force. Neither contract has been terminiated, however. Johnson's September 1965 executive order applies to all government contracts over $10,000-or all but $5 billion of $80 billion the government pays each year in contracts for goods and services. The order not only bans discrimination in hiring, but requires "affirmative action" programs to ensure up- — Delores McBride photos with Star camera The Man Just Wanted to Pray DENVER, Colo. (AP) - Police were called "to investigate a suspicious person praying on the steps of a church" in northeast Denver. The man told police he wanted to pray, found the church locked and knelt on the steps. Police said a nervous neighbor probably called. grading of minority workers. Companies covered by it employ 25 million persons—one- third of the nation's work force. McCready calculates that these firms have 3 million job openings a year that could be filled from minority groups. The fact that businesses that disregard nondiscrimination pledges have escaped contract cancellation was assailed by Rep. William F. Ryan, D-N.Y., as "an inexcusable story of bureaucratic betrayal." "We the people . . ." was the theme of the County Extension Home maker meeting at the Experiment Station Hut. Hempstead County Officials presented panel discussion of services available to Hempstead County citizens. Pictured left to right are Finis Odom, County Judge; Mrs. Pat McCain, County Clerk; Carter Sutton, County Tax Assessor; Harry Hawthorne, County Treasurer; Jimmie Griffin, County Sheriff and Tax Collector. Judge Odom stated there were about 2,000 miles of county roads and told of work done and planned Leprechaun The leprechaun, most popular fairy in Irish folklore, is believed to be a tiny shoemaker who wears a cocked hat and a leather apron, is unfriendly and lives in remote places where only the noise of his hammering can betray his whereabouts. to improve and maintain roads. He noted improvements at the courthouse. The interior has been painted and the exterior landscaped to further accentuate its beauty. Mrs. McCain discussed some of the services of county clerks office as selling marriage licenses, probate clerk, figuring delinquent taxes, preparing tax books, Juvenile and County Court, payroll of county employees writing warrants for county bills, Social Security tax reports, and voter registration. She stated records date back to 1820 and that most of this information was available for public examination. The Tax Assessor stated that millage is based on 20 per cent of land value and discussed office procedure in assessing property. The County Treasurer described his job as keeper and spender of county money stating that some three million dollars came through the county office in 1967. He also serves as the "bank" for schools and certain county projects. The county financial condition was stated ks being good. Mr. Hawthrone also serves the public as veteran service officer. Sheriff Jimmie Griffin discussed services of the sheriffs office to protect law and order, giving examples of local enforcement measures. He quoted tax millage for schools, etc. Jim Cole, County Circuit Clerk, was absent, but Mr. Hawthorne mentioned that the Circuit Clerk has responsibilities of Chancery Court Clerk, divorce records, land transactions, deeds, mortages, child support payments. Royce Weisenberger, Chancellor Judge, gave devotion on understanding the Bible, and contributed to a better understanding of county government. ; Do You Nied Money? Qtttlotn jw «<w /At wit TO BUY LAND,,, ># TO 6UY EQUIPMENT,,* TO BUIID OR REMODEL., TO PAY OBITS,,, Jie a Land Bank loan on your SM wjlnane ly nwd«. fa gieauie e U ww*iy fww«f »'• *' ce farm and fam« 'aymants are Tow and Bank loan U long term at a low • so/you can pay m you need a nd or for other to thi manag«r mn pyrpoi«, W|M YOUR106AU rtOERAl LAND BANK AI60CIATION Fred T. Seotts-Mgr, 305 E. 6th. RO. BOX 169 Texarkana, Ark. 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The gentle room slope provides a low silhouette with gable ends that provide a long pleasing appearance. The floor is concrete and Includes perimeter insulation which is helpful in providing a. warm comfortable floor. Construction details of this plan are complete and detailed working drawings can be obtain, ed from the Hempstead County Agricultural Extension office by requesting Plan No. 647509. {Women buy it. Women wash it. TJio only thing men do is wear it.) Now hero's how we've impr r,-,, -, i ,,,-, i, ...,,,,- , ilf , j >,,,, , p M(lf ( , UM( , |)f . A , (1(jf by blend,n-j it w,th f ,it nilf •-, r , f , M,,.. I ,, ,,,., u ,„,.., .,.,,„,, ,,„„,,-„ o.t.iys white longer Si .f ,nk , ev.... > I. .••.-. t r,,-:,., .,,. , ;t ,,,-,,. | „„.(-,. I • ,hn t • -,. < T A- slmf, Or p.r.t, ,„ „ • „ ,,, „, JV ,., , | -,., „ , , ,,. , ,, ,..., ,.„.„,._ , (ll , whor, the/re , „,, ,1 ,i, - . In,., I < ,. -; .,, ,. ., . 'Jfi bli.il.' ilfK.I (jolO | ). I'.i- - I' j. • 3 ta , 2.98 ELANESE )RTREL

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