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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 7

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HOK (MK) flM, •r Student Council Officers Installed -ta-Jk Tiger Safety Patrol The Yerger High School Student Council recently held its annual installation of officers. Standing: Incoming President Mary Blake and outgoing President Charles Martin. Seated, left to right: Vice-president Thomas Williams; Secretary Mary Brown; Asst. Secy. Linda Walker; Treasurer Ralph Martin; Reporter Bridgett Bennett; Asst. reporter Donald McClure. Outgoing officers are Evelyn Walker, Charles Jones, Margaret Maulden, Betty Phillips and Charles Martin. Elephant Seal Bites Hard SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Malcolm Coulter, member of a birdwatching .expedition to the bleak Farallon Islands in the Pacific 26 miles west of here, was flown to the mainland by Coast Guard helicopter for treatment of an elephant seal bite on the shin. The elephant seal, said a zoologist, is "not vicious ordinarily. However, if you irritate them, they will snap." WfltuJ ft Offset This Strg Miit Really Run* His Company By GEORGE MCARTHUR Associated Press Writer CHU CHt, Vietnam (AP) Otis Holbfook 111 is a man whose thunderous baritone can carry over a typhoon. He can bring a private to at* tentton at 300 yards and peel a noncom's stripes at equal range, There is disagreement whether the Army or the Almighty made Otis Holbfook a top sef« geant. There is no dispute that the 6- foot, 200-pounder from Portland, Maine, runs Company B, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th U.S. Division. He has done so for two years in Vietnam, longer than anyone at headquarters recalls any other top-sergeant has held out. His company executive officer, himself a man with 11 months in combat, says of the top sergeant: "I never thought I'd run into anything like him but I'm glad I did." The 40-year-old topkick's uninhibited speech is long on emphasis and short on diplomacy. It is hard to reproduce. On a top sergeant's duties: "All a blankety-blank top sergeant has to do in this blanke- ty-blank Army is to kick soldiers in the blankety blank and take names." Answering the phone from battalion headquarters: "Don't get excited up there in Panic Palace ... No. I don't want no blankety-blank award. I was just doing my blankety- blank job." Encountering a soldier suspected of gpofing-off: "What the blankety-blank are you doing back here, soldier? Going to the post-exchange? What kind of blankety-blank war is this?" Despite a waistline beginning to show an old soldier's liking for beer and strong water, Hoi- brook's action in combat matches his fiery language. He has won a Silver Star for valor, carries shrapnel in his legs from a wound that sent him to the hospital for a month and still prefers to be "out on the line where I am blankety*blank needed," tn two years with the compa* ny, Holbrook has seen 33 of his comrades killed in action and about 250 evacuated with seri* ous wounds. He has seen 10 company commanders come and go— 8 normally rotated, one seriously wounded and another transferred at his own request, Holbrook could have gone home after a normal 12-month tour but twice extended, "The company needed experienced men," he said, "You know the sergeants in this outfit now average about 20 and 21 years old, They just don't have the blankety-blank experience," Still, Holbrook realizes that he is a disappering breed in the changing Army—a fact that countless old soldiers regret. He plans to retire In December after 22 years' service and live in Hawaii where he served many years. "I figure about two years of this is all you can take. Then you've blankety blank had it." Proclamation WHEREAS: The Salvation Army puts compassion into action every day by helping those in distress, regardless of race, creed or color; and WHEREAS: The Salvation Army, through its religious and social service programs in our city and throughout the country, assists persons of all ages in overcoming the hardships of poverty, illness, and other misfortunes and promotes physical, mental and spiritual health. NOW THEREFORE, I, Donal Parker, Mayor of the City of Hope, Arkansas do hereby proclaim the period of May 13-19, 1968, as Salvation Army Week in Hope, and do urge all citizens to join me in honoring this dedicated organization and its representatives here in our city. Their compassionate and effective service is an esteemed contribution to the well-being of our community. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of this city to be affixed this 13th day of May, 1968. Donal Parker Mayor Hope, Ark. Garbage Strike Hits Another Southern City ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Once again a large Southern city is tangled in a strike by garbage men that be* gan over money and spread to threats of racial boycott and charges of outside agitation. This time it is the streets of the Gulf Coast tourist and retirement mecca which are redolent with the stench of garbage steaming in the 90-degree afternoon sun. There are parallels to the recent 65«day strike in Memphis. When the strike began in this city of 181,000 May 6, City Manager Lynn Andrews fired all 170 strikers. Marvin Davies, the state field director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, threatened Monday to boycott downtown businesses if the local Chamber of Commerce doesn't back off from supporting Andrews' action in firing the strikers. The city-appointed Community Relations Commission in St. Petersburg has urged the city to resume talks with strikers here. Andrews replied, "This is not a racial matter. It's a labor problem and the Community Relations Commission has no business getting involved." But Andrews also said, "I don't think money is really involved." The city manager outlined what he called a conspiracy of some sort by young militants among the predominantly Negro garbage men. He said some of the people he termed agitators were of "the beard variety" or linked with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. "I do not think it was any particular group although there appears to be some outside agitation from somewhere, although we haven't located it," Andrews said in an interview. James Eandarlin, 39, a Negro attorney representing the strikers who organized as "The Young Men's Progressive Club," said, "absolutely no one in this group is a member or has anything to do with any Tuesday, May 14,1968 STATE PROBLEMS arc laid aside, temporarily, as Spain's Gen. Francisco Franco spends a peaceful day fishing In the Eo River. His luck was good, for he caught an 18-pound salmon. groups whatsoever which are identified with the so-called Black Power movement." Collectors first asked raises from $1.875 hourly to $2.50. Drivers and crew chiefs wanted $3.25 instead of their $2.275. But the demands were cut to 25 cents an hour for all by the end of last week and to 20 cents an hour Monday. Andrews said the city won't add to the five-cents hourly raise recently given all city workers. "The city seemed to be 100 per cent behind meeting this head-on," Andrews said. 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE CUSTOM SERVICING THE VOLKSWAGEN BY APPOINTMENT + ENGINE REBUILDING AND EXCHANGE - CALL DAVID DAVIS PR 7-2294 Or Call Collect Texarkana 794-5706 Ultimatum on Coff Of? 4 Cr6S Birth Control if.*« vote Set in May Cotton farmers in Hempstead County will vote the middle of May to decide whether they want K.I. (AP) The Blackstone Valley antipoverty> agency canceled plans Monday night for a controversial birth control program after Pawtucket's Mayor; Robert F. Burns issued a ultimatum— "Drop the program or-get out of to be able to sell or lease their City Hall." cotton allotments outside the In a letter to the board of di- county, R. B. Arnold, Chairman, ^rector of the Blackstone Valley Agricultural Stabilization and Community Action Program, Burns said that if the agency accepted any part of a $12,791 grant from the federal government, he would see that the agency was forced out of its offices by 5 p.m. • on June 7. Conservation County Committee, has announced. The referendum on the question will be conducted during the period May 13 through 17. Ballots may be returned by mail or delivered by hand to the ASCS county office during that time. Mailed ballots must- be postmarked not later than May 17 and must arrive at the ASCS county office before ballots are counted on May 22. The only question to be decided by the balloting is whether 1969 upland cotton allotments may be transferred to farms which are located in other counties by sale or by lease. Trans- Members of the Yerger High School Tiger Patrol who were concerned with student safety and fair play during the past semester are, left to right: Edwin Crawford, Claude Simpson and James Patterson. More hers in Detroit Hurt in Skirmish Court Asked to Stay Suit of Taxpayer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Atty. Gen. Joe Purcell and the state xjVMt **v 11. A H^* 3 W J G«*e w* wj *\^**wwt * * •*•••"• Highway Commission asked the fers of allotn ,ents by an owner Arkansas Supreme Court Mon- to a farm that he owns or wnm day to order a Pulaski County t ls may te made across coun . chancellor to stay trial of a taxpayer's suit against five asphalt companies. The suit, brought by G. D. Nelson, charges the five companies with price flfing, w w wum , „ w , w ... The commission and Purcell who t w m permit such trans said that the state case would jeopardize its Sherman Act antitrust cases against the companies in u,s, District Court, Chancellor Murray 0, Reed named a special master, Bruce T, Bullion, a Little Rock lawyer, to take evMww- to a bearing transfers for the Wfrcrop. and directed the state to deposit The 1965 vote howev er, cov $2,900 tor Iwaring expenses, d j the mf $ M Qf0ps ^ The state said its latest mo- • •* - • • tjon could be regarded as ape. tttten lor a writ of prohibition to prevent the trial, The state prow d" Wi989, including those said the appo^tment of Bullion * wh transfers were approved had "abdicated 11 Reed's Judicial to the J965 vote> function in favor of a special The Chatrman ^^ out that roasts , u ..„, u voting by mail is easy and con^ began tearing legs from folding the high Court upheld Circuit venie ^/and the vote therefore ' Henry M, lines without regard to the outcome of the referendum. In no case may transfers be made outside the State. An affirma- tlve vote by at least two-thirds of the county's cotton farmers fers by sale or lease for 1969, Three similar referendum s were conducted in 1965, 1966, and 1967, and growers in 95 counties throughout the Cotton Belt have already voted -in 1966 or 1967- to approve such the vote this year will be held in counties where such transfers have not previously been ap> By STEPHEN H. WILDSTROM Associated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) — A leader of the Poor People's Campaign says Detroit mounted police rode into a group of 15 marchers—including Milwaukee civil rights leader Father James Groppi—and injured five of them, none seriously. Groppi was not injured. About 100 members of the Midwest contingent of the march on Washington were in front of Detroit's downtown Cobo Hall Monday, protesting police efforts to remove a stalled automobile, A march leader, Abraham Rice of Chicago, said he had been ordered by police to moved the stalled communications car, equipped with a public address system. When police tried to move in with a tow truck to remove the car, Rice ordered a group of marchers to surround it. Then, Rice said, police moved in with clubs swinging. Five persons were taken to Detroit General Hospital with bruises and cuts, All were treated and released, About 200 police reinforcements quickly arrived, but they stood back while Southern Christian Leadership Conference marshals moved marchers back inside Cobo Hall. 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