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Weather V\ Experiment Sta, tlon report tfr 24- hour § ending at 7 ^iiW Tutietey, High ,83, Low 65, precl. ; pltatlon 2,10 inches, "" ARKANSAS - Mostly cloudy 'j.Vlth showers and scattered '.thunderstorms and not much >change in temperatures throuoh Wednesday, Showers diminish- "ing somewhat Wednesday, High Itbday in the 70s north to 80s .south, Low tonight 60 north to to south, Weather : Elsewhere "By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low ^Albany, cloudy 72 47 lAibuquerque, cloudy 72 47 Atlanta, cloudy 83 64 Bismarck, cloudy 70 48 Jpise, cloudy 59 41 ^Boston, clear 54 49 Buffalo, clear 65 52 "Chicago, rain 79 60 .Cincinnati, cloudy 7,5 60 iqieveland, cloudy 65 53 Denver, clear 65 37 Des Moines, cloudy 76 54 Detroit, cloudy 67 49 Fairbanks, cloudy 52 37 tort Worth, cloudy 85 68 Helena, rain 60 46 'Honolulu, cloudy 85 73 'Indianapolis, cloudy 74 62 Jacksonville, clear 93 72 Duneau, clear 67 32 Kansas City, cloudy 77 65 Los Angeles, clear 61 52 Jauisville, cloudy 76 64 IMemphis, cloudy 74 65 Mami, clear 80 75 Milwaukee, cloudy 63 50 •Mpls.-St.P., cloudy 77 60 ftew Orleans, cloudy 87 74 frew York, cloudy 65 52 pkla. Hty, clear 73 65 Omaha, clear 76 53 ^Philadelphia, cloudy 59 46 ePhoenix, cloudy 83 55 aWttsburgh, cloudy 67 52 flPtlnd, Me., clear 61 41 |>Und, Ore., cloudy 58 42 ffepidCity,clear 74 44 Richmond, cloudy 77 54 St. Louis, clear 68 60 Salt Uc. City, cloudy 61 45 San Diego, cloudy 65 56 San Fran., clear 57 50 * Seattle, cloudy • 59 50 fc Jarrtpa, clear 88 72 Washington, cloudy 71 50 •Winnipeg, rain 76 58 I Meany May | Suspend I Auto Union j* WASHINGTON (AP) - me I&FL-CIO is ready to suspend ^Walter Reuther's big United j&uto Workers union in an historic labor split that could spell trouble tor the White House bid Bf Hubert H. Humphrey. a AFL-CJO President George SMeany, who founded the 14-mil- fion-member. labor federation Jjvith Reuther 13 years ago, said .Monday the UAW will be suspended if it doesn't pay up back dues by Wednesday. This is an unlikely prospect in view of the vote by the 1.5-mmion-member (JAW to stop monthly dues payments. • "This is not an expulsion, it is a withdrawal" by the UAW, Meany said. Referring to Reuth* or. Meany said, "He's taking this method of withdrawing," i "It's to be regretted but that's the way it is," Meany told news- ihen, In Detroit, UAW Vice President Leonard Woodcock said his union will not seek to halt the threatened suspension, "I'm just as glad the AFL took this position," he said without elaboration, i Reuther was unavailable lor eomroent, (The Imminent suspension cli* waxes a two-year fight between Meany and Reuther. I it also appears certain to fur* tjier fracture organized labor's once united political front into partisan camps pitting support* grs of Vice President Humphrey supporters agglnst backers of Sjn, Robert F, Kennedy for the pemocratic presidential nomination, : . The 73-year-old Mesny, a one-time pron* plumber, is wrooittiog the giant labor fed< eraUon's total political support to HuropUrey, ; Bwitber, 6Q»y§ar*w former Detroit tool in4 die maker, is leasing toward concedes the AFL-CIO * Wo* ltf»r vote, f m Reuther is to fertfew tt» FLOODING Frem (Page 1) west of Bierks eollapsed Won* dfiy, elosifig U, S ( !o» Abbot 20 faffitifes mn eva« etiatetfffbfn^heif tomes tnjow lying sections of Dg Queen, One new hdfne was washed 6ff its foiffidatiofis against a Kansas City Southern Railroad trestle, At For t smith, mdf e than 140 families were evacuated from a Negrd housing project about 16 blocks north of the business sec* tion and 2Va miles further south 6S persons were evacuated from a rest home for the elderly as more than four inches of rain, most of it within a two*hour span, gent high water into the buildings, However, many of the families in the two»story housing complex spent the night with friends and relatives on the sec* ond floor or somewhere else within the city, The 65 persons at the rest home were housed overnight at Sparks Hospital and at a school for nursing, Two landslides caused by the rains halted traffic in two areas, but only briefly in one, Tons of rock from Granite Mountain just south of Little Bock plunged down on a railroad spur line and Arkansas 367, derailing a number of railroad cars and closing the high* Way to traffic, No one was injured, A landslide on U.S. 64 between Hartman and Clarksville forced officers to close that major traffic artery for a short • time during a severe thunderstorm in that area where trees were uprooted and electric power knocked out. One tornado reportedly touched down just north of Sheridan but caused only minor damage. Throughout Monday night and early today the Weather Bureau reported a number of tornadoes and funnel clouds aloft and at least half of the state's 75 counties had been placed under tornado or severe thunderstorm watches. Flooding around Lakes Catherine, Hamilton and Ouachita forced residents in those areas to leave their homes Monday night. Tornadoes aloft were reported by the bureau near nine Arkansas towns — Lockesburg, Arkadelphia, Magnolia, Humphrey, Poyen, Redfield, Mena, Horatio and Ashdown. Another funnel was sighted in Oklahoma near Fort Smith. Hail ranging from pea size to marble 'size fell at Grady, Tex- '&kaha'; Pine Bliiff;"Fort Smith and Little Rock. Flooding also occurred in the Glenwood area near Hot Springs. The Caddo River at Glenwood crested at a record 31.40 feet late Monday and began falling. The previous record was 27.95 feet Flood stage is 15 feet. CONG SHOOTS From (Page 1) namese troops nad threatened to overrun the camp about 30 miles southwsst of Da Nang, and U.S. planes evacuated nearly 1,700 allied troops and civilians. "We evacuated our troops and elected to bomb the hell out of the North Vietnamese, which we're doing right now," a U.S. officer said. He said the camp was not protecting any major population center nor was It astride any major infiltration route but "was part of a screen, useful to stop infiltration through the area or an occupancy of the enemy," Nineteen Americans were killed and 125 were wounded fighting a rear-guard action to cover the evacuation. South Vietnamese casualties have not been reported, but the U.S. Command estimated that at least 300 of the enemy were killed in the ground fighting that began last Friday, The U,S, Command uald the camp would be moved to a new site, The B52 bombers have flown 13 missions around Kham Due in the last two days, dropping more than 500 tons of bombs on suspected troop concentrations, It was believed the North Vietnamese troops had moved against the camp from sanctuaries in Laos, about 14 miles to the west, With the enemy's nine-day of. tensive against Saigon declared crushed, Australian, South Vietnamese and American infantrymen on sweep missions engaged units in seven clashes Monday from four to 29 miles from the capital, Allied casualties were reported light. In air raids on North Vietnams southern panhandle. U.S. pilots said their bombs hit two highway bridges Monday near VIM, 145 miles above the derail, ttarized zone and about 25 miles below the 19th parallel. HOPE (WK) STAR, PflflWd By Offset Population Explosion Discussed RALPH HARRISON, CHARLES ENDY Insurance Firm Hikes State Rates BLOOMINGTON, m. (AP) State Farm Mutual, the largest automobile insurer in Arkansas, said Monday that it had made some changes in its insurance coverage that would result in a 6.6 per cent increase in total annual premium volume. The company said that adjustments in little Rock will range from a decrease of 4.60 to an increase of $4.60 and in Fort Smith from a 50 cents decrease to as much as $8. Elsewhere in the state the adjustments will range from reductions as much as $4.80 to increases of up to $3.70. Owner of Dog Racing Track Investigated UfTLE ROCK (AP) - A five-member Legislative Council committee was named Thursay to determine the major stockholders in Southland Racing Corp., which operates a dog racing track at West Memphis. The council also asked Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller to place bills concerning greyhound racing franchises before the special session of the legislature May 20 in the event changes in the law are needed. An Investigation of the major stockholders is being conducted by the state Revenue Department and the state Racing Commission. The investigation was disclosed Wednesday after three legislators asked the council to investigate ownership of the corporation because of reports that a New York "syndicate," High Park Corp., planned to buy a large portion of stock and take over the corporation. Named to the special legislative committee were Sens. Clarence Bell of Parkin, Dorathy Allen of Brinkley and Robert Harvey of Swifton and Reps. W. H. "Bill" Thompson of Marked Tree and Walter M. Day of Blytheville. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller said Wednesday that he had ordered an investigation of the track ownership last February. Revenue Commissioner B. Bryan Larey said he was to have given the governor a copy of the confidential report Thursday but Rockefeller was in Montgomery attending the funeral of Alabama Gov. Lurleen Wallace. Larey declined to disclose the contents of the report. Meanwhile, Little Rock attorney Alston Jennins, who represents High Park, said he was perplexed by the development. He said the major officials of High Park, Louis M. Jacobs and Jeremy Jacobs, were reputable and substantial people. Jennings said he understood that they had concessions in a number of major league baseball parks and owned a major interest in a professional basketball team at Cincinnati. Bell, who touched off the is- VOTERS IN Prom (Page 1) would neither seek nor accept. Johnson's decision came too late for his name to be stricken from the Nebraska ballot. And in addition, there was a \vrite*in movement for Humphrey. In that situation, Kennedy said no one should expect him to get a clear majority of the vote. Stephen Smith, his campaign manager, said in Sacramento, Calif., that a 35 per cent Nebraska showing would be pleasing. Kennedy captured 42 per cent of the vote in his first primary contest, in Indiana one week ago, against a three-man field of active candidates, McCarthy among them. Nebraska has 291,752 Democrats eligible to vote in the primary and 329,014 Republicans. Nixon, virtually assured of victory, campaigned a bit—but not in the waning days of the primary race. His campaign director, Robert H. Ellsworth, was on hand to represent that camp. Ellsworth claimed that the presence of California Gov. Ronald Reagan's name on the ballot, plus a write-in campaign for New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, would cut heavily into the GOP vote. "When you've got a t h r e e man race like this, if you get 51 per cent of the vote that's a majority victory," Ellsworth said. Ellsworth was virtually alone in that assessment. Gov. Norbert T. Tiemann said he anticipated Nixon would capture 70 per cent of the GOP vote. There two other names on the Republican primary ballot— those of Harold E. Stassen, and a man named Americus Liberator, who used to be a cowboy in Valentine, Neb. And there was a third, miniature primary with a guaranteed victor: Former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace in his own American party. Voters eligible to get that third party ballot numbered 647. sue at the council Wednesday, said he wanted Rockefeller to place some bills before the special session to "find ouhvhere the governor stands." "Either he is on the side of the New York syndicate or on the side of the people of Arkansas," Bell said. Tuesday, May 14,1968 Obituaries MRS. G, D. WREN Mrs, Glen D. Wren, 74, of Prescott, died Sunday in Atlanta, Texas hospital of injuries suffered In an automobile acci* dent. She was a retired school teacher and a member of Harmony Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs, M. D. Armstrong of Emmet and Mildred Wren of Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd Sutton of Longview, Texas, Services were to be Tuesday at Harmony Methodist Church by the Rev. Jerry Westmoreland. Burial in Harmony Cemetery by Smith Funeral Home, 0. D. SMITH Cscar D. Smith, 93, retired farmer, died Tuesday at Ws home in Prescott. He was a Baptist. Surviving are five sons, Wiley of Arkadelphia; Jess, Clarence and John Smith all of Prescott; Lloyd Smith of El Dorado; four daughters, Mrs. Bess Nolen, Miss Ida Smith and Mrs. Gladys Blevins, all of Prescott and Mrs. Mary Yarberry of Hope. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cornish Funeral Chapel of Prescott. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Prescott. Two Medicare Programs Are Stopped LITTLE ROCK (AP) - State Welfare Commissioner Len Blaylock said Monday that two medical care programs which benefited more than 4,000 persons last year have been stopped for lack of funds. Blaylock said the programs had been financed entirely with state money and he said the order was necessary to conserve state funds. JESUS THE SAVED GO TO HEAVEN, THE LOST CO TO HELL. TO RECEIVE JESUS AND BE SAVED WRITE YES HERE TO REQUEST PRAYER FOR HEALINS CHECK HERE . SEND THIS AD t WE WILL PRAY FOR YOU & WRITE TO YOU. RAINBOW CHURCH, P.O. BOX 75855, LOS ANGELES, CALIF. &0005 •1-4 — Frank King photos with Star camera ARTHUR STRECH The piranha, one of the world's most dangerous fish, rarely exceeds 15 inches in length. In a program arranged by Roy Warren the Hope Lions Monday heard Arthur Strech, local realtor, speak on a fascinating and somewhat frightening aspect of the population explosion. As chairman of the Economic Council Mr. Strech brought out some interesting figures on how the population explosion will affect Hope and He mpstead in housing, services, agriculture and iVesf Virginia to Select Hominees CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — West Virginia voters pick delegates to the Republican and Democratic national conventions and select party nominees for governor today in a state primary election. All three Democratic presidential contenders—Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, Sen, Robert F. Kennedy, and Sen, Eugene J. McCarthy— have made West Virginia appearances seeking support among the 110 candidates for Democratic convention seats, Preferences of Democratic delegate candidates polled by The Associated Press showed Kennedy favored by the largest number, with Humphrey a close second and McCarthy a distant third, Sixty-five Republicans are running for convention seats, Among those who announced their preference, Richard M, Nixon's margin over Gov, Nelson A. Rockefeller was between 24o-l and 34o-L Neither campaigned in the state. The West Virginia primary has no presidential preference race this year, in contrast to the I960 battle in which John F. Kennedy defeated Humphrey, The state sends 36 delegates to the Democratic National Convention, 14 to the Republican. trade. The projected growth of Hope is 10,500 by 1970; 13,500 to 15,000 by 1980; 17,500 by 1990 and 25,000 by the year 2,000. The County lost population from 1940 to 1960 but is growing again and is expected to increase from the present 23,000 to 57,000 by 1999 or 2000. Blevins is project to grow from its present 198 to 900 by 1999; Fulton from 400 to 2,000 in the next 30 years. The nation's population from the days of the colonist until 1967 grew to 200 million yet is expected to grow to 400 million by the end of the century or only 32 years. Experiments are being conducted by the government to see If enough food can be found in the sea and if we can grow enough on the land we have left after doubling the present population. Recently 32 tons of tomatoes were grown on one acre plot in Little River County in a government food production experiment, Mr, Strech said, The Club was presented with the District Governors Sweepstakes award yesterday. President Ralph Harrison accepted the award from Deputy Dist. Gov. Charles Endy of Nashville, Hollis Moso.s of Hope was presented as a new member, sponsored by Dub Flowers, "••c Because of a long ballot that also includes dozens of state, district and county offices, most counties do not tabulate delegate votes on election night. Final results will not be known until late in the week, Whether the West Virginia delegates vote by unit rule at the conventions will be decided by the delegations after their election. Primary results do not bind the delegates. West Virginia does riot have crossover voting, and write-ins are not counted in Us primaries. n fa <Sasgrill and HAVE A PARTY FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! and neighbors, friends, guests! The secret of successful patio parties is the Patio Pair: A Gaslite and Gasgrill... Like moving the kitchen outdoors! May is Gaslight and Gasgrill month: 10% off when you buy a Gaslite and Gasgrill and have them installed at the same time! No down payment, with monthly prices starting at $2.54 for Gaslites and $3.62 for Gasgrills. (They vary slightly with local taxes.) Buy now from any Arkla employee! Two Gasxrilk to choose from: TJ.e ArkJa I, the new H-burner grill (above) and the Arkla II (left), twin burner Ciasgrill. fcach has permanent ceramic briquettes . . . ->o charcoal, no lighter fuel, no ashes, nu mess! H) Guslile models to choose /«"•;. including the new Coronet II and Cranbrook U with slip out panes of tempt i id glass for easy cleaning. In outdoor lighting and cooking, Today it's Gas! ARKANSAS LOUISIANA IVt GAS COMPANY I |

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