Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on May 16, 1968 · Page 8
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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 Crossett, Hamburg Papers Switch to Offset T oday we salute Robert Fisher and his staff for their successful conversion of the Crossett News Observer to the offset system of printing, The News Observer, one of Arkansas' major weekly newspapers, running 24 pages per issue with an ABC circulation of 3,571, made its first run in offset with the edition dated May 2. Actual manufacture of a weekly is done the day before date of publication, so we knew something was cooking at Crossett when our pressroom— Mech. Supt. Billy Dan Jones and his associate Gene Allen— began getting telephone calls from the News Observer. Crossett had trouble—as who doesn't with the conversion to offset? Hope hasn't forgotten that The Star brought out its first offset issue, Dec. 29, 1965, at midnight- not so good for an evening daily. It was a month before we were able to get production back to normal, meaning a press time between 2:30 and 3p.m. Crossett called Hope because we bought identical presses, the Fairchild News King Model 475—and now Bob Fisher's outfit is rolling. Their third edition in offset, dated May 16, came in this morning, and it's strictly O.K. Crossett also prints the Ashley County Leader of Hamburg- meaning that 33 of Arkansas' 128 weeklies, 25.7 per cent, have made this expensive technical switch in manufacture. Six of the state's 30 dailies are off- setters— a technical revolution which will reach all but the largest newspapers within this generation. The advantages of offset are obvious: Faster production (the Hope and Crossett presses have a speed of 15,000 papers per hour), more pages per issue, and superb reproduction of photographs, including process color. Hope Knife Star city Substfflkfsj fffoo Wl to r«elv« your SUf ple»«pto*t -Saturday tefar* of by 5 p.m. and t cittte* wnt teller ywu- paper, VOL. 69-No. 183 - 16 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY 16,1968 Members Associated Press & Audit Bureau of Clrculafidns? Av, net paid circulation 3 mos t ending March 31, 1968- 3,361 PRICE 100 ill Take Days to End Flooding Several rainless days which should reduce flood difficulties are in store for Arkansas if a cool front moves out of extreme Southeast Arkansas this morning as expected. The U.S. Weather Bureau said however, that many of the state's rivers would not reach their crests until Friday. Although water continued today to drain off thousands of acres of flooded bottomland. The Weather Bureau said the Little Missouri, Caddo and Saline rivers would continue to fall. The flood crest on the Qua- chita River is expected to reach 43 feet at Camden by Friday. The river continued to fall today at Arkadelphia. The White River is expected to continue rising at and below Augusta through Monday. A crest of 28 to 29 feet is predicted Friday and Saturday at Des Arc and a crest of 30 to 31 feet is expected Sunday or Monday at Clarendon. The Arkansas River will crest at 20 feet today at Little Rock. A crest of 41 feet is forecast at Pine Bluff Friday. Field work in extreme Northeast Arkansas will be delayed well into next week by the rainfall Wednesday. There are also excess amounts of moisture in the central and south delta but on a smaller scale. Overnight low temperatures ranged from 49 at Fayetteville to 70 at Texarkana and El Dorado. Rainfall reports for the 24-hour period ended at 7 a.m. ranged from .07 at El Dorado to .53 at Little Rock. Watershed lean Approved LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A $142,500 watershed loan to the Fleschman's Bayou Improvement District in Ashley County, was approved Wednesday by the Farmers Home Administration. The money will be used in a $741,824 project to construct 33 miles of drainage ditches and 90 grade stabilization structures Which will benefit 22,000 acres of Six Miners Escape After Ten Days By HOLGER JENSEN Associated Press Writer HOMINY FALLS, W.Va. (AP) —Six coal miners, trapped nearly ten days two miles deep in a flooded mine shaft, were rescued early today and were termed "all in good shape." They had been given up for dead since there had been no word from them since they were trapped. The other four trapped with them since May 6 were found dead and their bodies were due to be brought out later today. Work had continued around the clock to reach the ten men though they were feared dead. Another 15 miners, isolated a mile away and one mile from the mine's entrance, were rescued last Saturday. The six were given a quick checkup at the mine entrance by Dr. Lee B. Todd and then rushed to Sacred Heart hospital in Richwood, 15 miles away. The six reached the mine enhance about 4 a.m. (EDT) and paused for a prayer at the opening of the long horizontal shaft that bores into the foot of a mountain. At the three-story hospital, the men were shielded from newsmen while doctors checked ther and they talked with their ' "'1 God he's alive," said Mrs. iiialford of Baltimore, sister 01 John Moore, Jr. "We gave up hope after all this time, and we still can't believe it. He's my only brother and he better noj^go down tint damned mine again!"" ' "' ' "*"" Newsmen got a glimpse of the men who appeared cheerful as they sipped hot chocolate in their hospital beds. None appeared in poor condition. Beside's Moore, the other five rescued were Joe E. Fitzwater, 33, of Rupert, whose brother barely escaped being trapped; Jennings H. Lilly, 30, of Mt. Nebo; Edward F. Scarbro, 38, of Richwood; Gene H. Martin, 34, of Clintonville; and Larry Lynch, 28, of Richwood. All of their homes are near the mine. "You can tell the whole world that the Fitzwater family is the happiest darned family in the world today," said Mrs. Ernest Fitzwater when she grabbed a newsman in the hospital corridor. The men had to crawl 800 yards through the 36-inch high tunnel to* reach a battery-operated mine cart. This took them to a conveyor belt, normally used for hauling coal, and they rode it a half-mile to the mine's entrance. H. E. Sundstrom of the Gauley Coal and Coke Co., which operates the mine, said the car lilt a deep hole and jumped the track but he said the three men in it "were in good enough See SIX MINERS on Page Seven U.S. Willing to Form Peace Keeping Plan by Asian Neutrals By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent PARIS (AP) - A serious disagreement appears to be developing in the Paris peace talks over re-establishing an effective buffer zone between North and South Vietnam as an important step toward scaling down the war. U.S. authorities analyzing the problem are reported to believe 562 Killed in War in Past Week By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - North Vietnamese troops launched strong attacks today north of Saigon and in the Central Highlands as the U.S. Command announced that more American soldiers were killed in combat last week than in any week of the Vietnam war. U.S. Command said 562 Americans were killed, 19 more than the previous record in the week of Feb. 11-17. The U.S. Command reported 5,552 enemy killed last week, no record, while South Vietnamese headquarters said 675 government troops were killed, their third highest weekly toll of the war. A U.S. spokesman said much of the American death toll resulted from heavy action in the northernmost provinces, where IJjg. Marines fougj^eyerai battles" last week around Dong Ha, 11 miles south of the demilitarized zone. The week also saw hard fighting in and around Saigon as American and South Vietnamese forces crushed the second enemy offensive within four months against the capital. Allied forces reported nearly 400 more Viet Cong and North Vietnamese killed Wednesday in clashes from the canal-laced Mekong Delta to the demilitarized zone. And today there were reports of more fighting in the Central Highlands on three sides of Kontum, a key provincial capital, and near Khe Sanh, in the northwest corner of the country. The Communist command appeared to be trying to keep up the military pressure to strengthen its bargaining position at the Paris peace talks. It sent troops storming at American and Australian positions and South Vietnamese outposts. Near Khe Sanh, North Vietnamese troops fought U.S. Marines from bunkers for 7Vz hours. The heaviest fighting was around Kontum City where an allied force reported 147 North Vietnamese killed in five hours of action Wednesday during See 562 KILLED on Page Seven McCarthy Is Vital to Candidates By WALTER R, MEARS Associated Press Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - In primary election defeat, Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy has become a campaigner vital to the White House strategies of both Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. Kennedy needs an active opponent to contest in Oregon's May 28 Democratic primary, and in the windup races in California and South Dakota on June 4. And McCarthy, loser of two outings in a row, said he will be there, campaigning through them all. Kennedy lieutenants acknowledge they cannot afford to lose In Oregon, where McCarthy maintains he now has an even chance. And should Kennedy fail to match his showing in Nebraska, where he captured 51 per cent Diplomatic officials, reporting of the vote Tuesday, his cause this today, said the idea is to would suffer, provide more effective supervi- "If I do well in the primaries, sion than has been provided by my chance for the nomination the powerless Indochina Control will be high," said Kennedy, ission made up of India, who also won in Indiana on May polling 42 per cent of the that the discussions so far show it to be a real issue. North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy, demanded Wednesday that the United States halt all military actions against North Vietnam, including "the bombardment of artillery based in the southern part of the DMZ as well as air strikes there and elsewherp. He also demanded that the United States withdraw from the zone, but U.S. officials said neither the United States nor its allies had established bases or sent troops into the zone for other than brief sweep operations. The North Vietnamese have been reported to have entire divisions in that area, operating freely between their own and South Vietnamese territory. In another area, the United States is working on proposals to support any Vietnam settlement with a peacekeeping system run by neutral Asian nations. Arkansas Hardest Hit as Tornadoes Touch Down in Nine States 33 Die, 350 AP Ne ±JJ gest Death Toll Are Injured at Jonesboro land Canada. 7, he exchanges between Am- J* U.S. WILLING / D age Seven See MCCARTHY on Page Seven IS 3,680 in Hempstead Draw $223,922 in SS Benefits Each Month By ROBERT SHAW Associated Press Writer JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Deadly spring twisters prowled Arkansas' tornado Valley Wednesday night, leaving more than two score dead and staggering property damage. This university city of 24,000 was hardest hit. It counted 33 dead and more than 350 injured as the first daylight search of the stricken area began. State Police reported 10 dead at Oil Trough, three died in tor- nadic winds at Mountain Home, and two were killed at Tuckerman, all within 100 miles of Jonesboro, in an area of the state which is periodically plagued by tornadoes. Several other tornadoes which caused property damage and injury were reported during the night and most of the area was under a storm alert until daybreak. The twisters dropped out of spring thunderstorms which poured heavy rain on already flooded areas. A tornado wrecked the downtown area of Manila, 32 miles northeast of Jonesboro, but no one was reported killed there. The United States is working on a new proposal to support any Vietnam settlement with a peacekeeping system run by neutral Asian nations, Allied forces report killing 406 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese in nine actions. The Pentagon assures Southern congressmen that servicemen will be allowed to fly their home-state flags in South Vietnam, including those with Confederate Stars and Bars. TORNADOES More than 50 persons are by tornadoes in Arkansas, and Iowa. Hundreds are injured. POLITICS instate Reaches 43 By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS : The most vicious onslaught of tornadoes this year slammed" across the nation's midsectioh.' leaving some 70 persons dead" and a score of others missing;; today. Property damage ran In-' to the millions. Hundreds of persons were in-' jured. . " The clawing winds smashed structures in a nine-state area' Wednesday evening and night. The toll climbed slowly today as Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy's rescue workers poked through^ continuance in the campaign is the ruins. . 7 seen helpful to Sen. Robert F. Arkansas, a state periodically- Kennedy and Vice President Plagued by twisters, was hard-, Hubert H. Humphrey, his rivals est ut » witn 43 dead - Iowa " for the Democratic presidential counted 14 dead and 20 missing.; nomination. Illinois counted 10 deaths from WASHINGTON twisters and severe weather and The need for secrecy causes Missouri and Indiana 1 each, some of the trouble the Institute ^» university city of Jones-!' for Defense Analyses has with boro, Ark., reported 34 deadand.' campus groups as Students 350 injured by midmorning. The " Society a top tornado bypassed Arkansas * State University, however, and"* for Institute official says. The AFL-CIO loses its big- a 11 Its 6,000 students escapedin gest, richest union today when Jury- President George r Meany sends a letter suspending Walter Reuther's United Auto Workers. An eight-year battle to enact a Otis A. Blackwood, District ity Act. Benefits can now be Manager of the Texarkana Social paid to certain disabled widows age 50 and over based on their deceased husband's social secur- Security Office, states there are 3,680 persons in Hempstead County who are drawing $223,- ity record; a person can now have 922 in social security benefits more each month. their By comparison, at the end of fits; earnings and still draw social security bene- benefits can now be paid cost-of-credit disclosure bill is The twister that nit Jonesboro within three steps of what Bresi- struck first in 'the Valley, .View dent JohiiSon called? "fr great community, south of the city, victory for the Ametlcan con- then smashed through the south- sumer." east section of the city scatter- INTERNATIONAL ; Eight persons are reported killed as an earthquake shakes ing homes like dominoes. Eyewitnesses said Oil Trough, 1966 there were 3,274 people drawing $179,075 each month. The sharp increase in the amount to children based on their deceased mother's record in most cases provided the mother had of benefits was caused by the worked under social security long was not so hard hit. Property damage was not heavy. Ten persons were injured. The U.S. Weather Bureau reported numerous sightings of tornado funnels aloft. High a town of 235, was virtually de- 60 ° miles of the Japanese coast, stroyed. More than 50 injured here were rushed to hospitals at Batesville and Newport. Tuckerman, population 1,600 13 per cent increase given to all beneficiaries on February 1. 1968. The following is a breakdown by towns, which shows the number of people drawing and the amount being paid each month into Hempstead County. enough to be insured; and benefits can now be paid to many disabled people who were previously not eligible. There are other changes and Six months after devaluation, the fate of the British pound sterling is still uncertain. POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN Congressional sympathizers make a small initial move toward meeting the demands of the Poor People's Campaign. The 15 acres near the Lincoln Memorial come free but other- , , Five of the communities hit in" Arkansas—Oil Trough, .Tucker-" man, Manila, Marion and Black" Oak, are in the state's tornado alley, battered; by .frequent storms. if-'\ J r, ^northeastern Iowa, Charles City, Oelwein ancf , A&ynardL were hardest hit. The Red Cross estimated ,60 • per cent of Charles City was damaged, with 90 businesses wrecked or damaged, 300 homes hundreds ° f it will be well to check with winds and hail caused damage wise "Resurrection City" must City No. Hope 2446 Blevins 143 Columbus 42 Fulton 198 McCaskill 150 McNab 100 Cfcan 203 Patmos 149 Washington 249 Amount $160,731.00 8,590.00 1,869.00 10,275.00 8,059.00 4,773.00 9,845.00 8,532.00 11,249.00 Blackwood states there were your social security office if you have reached retirement age, if there has been a death in your family, or If there is someone who has become disabled. Magnolia Bank Suit Is Settled Homecoming at Marlbrook Every Child Wants Own Bathroom But This Is Unlikely for Kennedys By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - My bathroom lias many advantages. It is cozy, well-heated, lias comfortable seating and a ready reference library Uiat will at least measure up to that found in the average dentist's office. But for 20 years I have tried to find peace in that bathroom —and it simply can't be done. Every American boy is inspired by the fact lie has a chance to grow up and become president of the United States— or at least earn enough money to have a bathroom of his very own. Tliis is unlikely, particularly in the case of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who lias an llth child on the way. If lie yearns for a bathroom of his own, he'd do better to forget the White House and set" his sights on taking over the Pentagon. When I graduated to a two- bathroom apartment two decades ago, I patted the tiled walls in joy. I thought that at least 1 had achieved one of my lifelong dreams—a stall shower of my own, a place where 1 could come and sit and brood and fill out my income tax returns undisturbed. It was to be my private ivory tower, my monk's cell, my hermitage, my retreat from the world that seems always too much with us. What a delusion! It started with a simple question from Frances, my wife: "You don't mind if I hang a few stockings to dry in your stall shower, do you?" "No, of course not," I answered. 1 was like the kindly Arab who let the camel stick its nose into Ms tent to get warm and soon found himself crowded out by the animal. My bathroom is now a forest of bottled lady lotions and dripping feminine finery. It lias become a laundry for Frances and our teen-age daughter, Tracy Ami. They wash their lair there, too, do their fingernails there, See EVERY CHILD on Page Three many changes made by the 1967 amendments to the Social Secur- Man Presumed Drowned in White River BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) Everett Ballard, 27, of Batesville was missing and presumed drowned when the boat he and a companion were in wash* ed over a 12-foot dam on the White River at Batesville Wednesday. Authorities said Ballard and Charles Stephens, 20, of Batesville were fishing when the engine on their boat wouldn't start as they folated up and over the dam. Stephens managed to swim ashore about a quarter-mile below the dam. A search was to resume for Ballard's body this morning. Graduation Plans for Spring Hill Spring Hill Baccalaureate Services will be at the Spring Hill Baptist Church, Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Charles Jones will deliver the Baccalaureate Sermon. Commencement exercises will be in the Spring Hill High School Auditorium, Friday, May 24, at 8:00 p.m. The commencement in other sections of the state and pay its own way. most of Arkansas was under one severe alert or another through the evening. The twisters struck as the state was beginning to recover from floods which plagued the south and central sections earlier In the week. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller authorized use of the National Guard at Jonesboro. The storm missed Arkansas State University in eastern Jonesboro. The university has more than 3,000 students, most degree. LITTLE HOCK (AP) — A suit in which the First National Bank of Magnolia sought to recover from a bonding company of whom live in dormitories. money allegedly lost as a result of actions of W. c. Blewster, a former president of the bank, has been settled out of court. Bank President William Rice announced t h e settlement Wednesday. He said it called for the bank to recover all Its losses, either from U.S, Fidelity and Guaranty Co,, or from salvage of the notes on which the losses were incurred, The suit alleged originally that the bank had lost $940,052. This was later reduced to $600,000, Rice did not disclose the amount to be paid by the bond- Ing company. The suit alleged that Blewster, w-ho resigned in 1964 after 22 years as president of the bank, had made loans in reckless disregard for the interests of the bank. Blewster, 63, was fined $5,000 and received a three-year suspended sentence in 1966 after be held at Marlbrook Church, three miles east of Blevins on Highway 24, on Sunday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Robert C, Ekberg pastor of Blevins Methodist Church will deliver the 11 a.m. sermon. Lunch will be served at noon and the Rev. Wayne Bell will direct singing in the afternoon. A, H. (John) Wade of Little Rock will be master of ceremonies, All Around Town By The Star Staff Billie Dawn Franks Moore will upkeep , , , send contributions graduate May 26 from Louisiana to Mrs, Norman Taylor of Hope College at Pineville, La, with a Rt, 2. bachelor of science in education Some 109 are candidates tot degrees to be awarded May 38 by the Texarkana College Gwendolyn McJunkins, daugh ter of Mr, and Mrs. James Me- Thelroa Allene Hubbs of Hope is Junkins Jr., of Saratoga, was a candidate for Associate In Thompson returned Wecwesday from Hot Springs, where they at« Jr., of Saratoga, was a candidate for Associate one of 18 students in the educa- Applied Science in Nursing de tion class taught by Prof, Stella gree. Smith who went to El Dorado to tour and observe recently , , , a 1965 graduate of Saratoga High School, she is a junior elementary education major, is a menu ber of Phi Sigma Chi, affiliate of the Association for Child» hood Education and the Association of Women Students ,,, sue also participates in intramural softbali, basketball and touch football, In central and Southern Illinois, four were killed at Wapella and four In Freeburg. Two additional Illinois deaths were attributed to storms. The Red Cross saidWapella, a community of 500 situated 30 miles north of Decatur, 11,, suffered 90 per cent damage. Every building in the small community except the high school was damaged or destrohed. The rash of tornadoes — Weather Bureau reported, th^n 30 in a nine-state area from Kansas to Ohio ~ erupted as a strong cold front clashed with warm, humid tempera- Hirps in the mid 80s. Shortly before striking in Arkansas, the wave of twisters raked northeastern Iowa. A funnel cloud roared through downtown Charles City around 4 p,m. Eleven were dead when the storm was over and, police reported, most buildings in an eight-block area were demolished,. Only an hour later a twister whipped into Oelwein, 50 miles from Charles City, strikingftrst at the south (xlge of the coramu. nity and then blasting a path through the business district. The highway patrol saJ4 two persons were killed in the city, two were missing and a qM$ was kUled iust north of Oelwein, National Guard, troops wefe called out both in Arkansas aga Iowa, Additional doctors, nurses and Woo4 were flown to stricken „ T, , j * - u. parts of fowa from as far away Dr, Don Freel and Dr.Eramett — *«*—n.,- *** * •-* speaker will Thrasher. Jimmy Anderson, son of Mrs, Bethel Anderjson of Hope, who is a 1965 graduate Baptist University, ployed in a Baptis school in Hyeri, Kenya, East Af* he pleaded guilty to a charge Mrs, Jaunita Rice, Ha?el Un« yica according to a reeiot of misapplication of $50,000 in derwood and Shirley Wesson are js SU e of the Arkansas Baptist bank funds. Three other charges attending the American Nurses Newsraagaauie ... he will to • -• Convention this week in Dallas , , , some 8,000 will attend the convention at the Auditoriuro, Statler Hilton, Baker and Adolphus Hotels , , . all phases of nursing will be represented Eveugelist Rev, Dwain Lee will including dental, naval, array, give his personal testimony of medical association, Red Cross Cookbook is now ready ajd'Snyt deliverance from 18 years of and Pharmaceuticals . . , the one interested to buying one <tope addiction and alcoholism to- g^op thanks their sponsor.* for " • •" ~™ night, May 16 at the First United this educational week. Pentecostal Church, The public as Minneapolis. The storms in poured more heavy rain oo se$» from heavy downpours in the week, against him were dropped. Pentecosts to Hear Evangelist a missionary journeyman fjrom the Southern Baptist Convention and will work with career missionaries for 2, years. The second printing of the Beryl Henry Elementary School be Rev. Stacy is invited by the Rev, Lane, pas- Mouser Cemetery at Rocky Mound is in need of funds for call or pick up one at the following homes; Mrs, Jotw M. CQX. Mrs, Tiro Dudptt, Mrs. Beuuett Wood, Mrs. Ki«ar4 VowBd and Mrs, Donal Parker. would go Severe ing sourt ft of struck a tree ajtf tractor he wa$

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