Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on May 16, 1968 · Page 12
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 12

Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 16, 1968
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'fiftlMll r Awarded Launching By ANDY MORRIS Jonesboro Sun JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Thomas Beasley celebrated an important anniversay here recently, one that launched him into a government career which spanned three decades. Beasley, a native of Jonesboro, worked for the Justice Department in Washington for 32 years after Sen. Hattie Caraway landed him a job there in 1933. It Was Wfey 3, 1933, when Beasley .left Jonesboro with $100 and some letters of recommendation from local citizens. He worked in the U.S. Senate for a few months and then went to work in the U.S. Marshal's office • in the Supreme Court Building. In December of 1941 be became a personal aide" to Justice Felix Frankfurter, ,a position he held until Frankfurter died in 1965. Beasley retired at that time and now has decided^, to return to Jonesboro to live. He is married to the former Willie Thomas, daughter of Mrs. Jimmie Thomas and the late Rev. W. J. Thomas. Although his .career in the Justice Department was long and distinguished, it was not the only highlight of his life. Beasley still recalls with a glint in his eye the day he won the .world's chicken picking contest at r the r World's J!air in Chicago. '• "' .Before he went to Washington Beasley was employed by the Hotel Noble. The hotel bad a chicken farm outside of Jonesboro where chickens were prepared for several hotels which were connected with the Noble. About a year and a half after he started picking chickens Beasley learned the trick that made him the champion of them all. He sail beams with delight when he recalls how he developed the art. > "I forgot to cut off a chicken's neck one day and dipped the bird in hoi water so I could pick it. By the time I got it out of the water most of the feathers were gone," he remembered. "I got to wondering about it and I looked closely for the key. "I found that it' was in the wing and that when the neck was left on the hot water expanded 'a small area above the wing. This area, when broken, made it possible for me to take all the feathers off with just a rolling of my hand," Beasley could roll off those feathers, too, at the rate of about 20 per minute in his heyday, which was .when he cap* tured the world's championship in Chicago, la one demonstration at UtUe Rock to which Mrs, Caraway sent him, Beas. ley plucked chickens in showdown with one Dallas Cook, who was thought at that time to be Ms equal, Cook had hit 15 per minute, but on that day he got only 14 while Beasley set a personal goal that he tm never topped or equalled, As far as anyone knows, 80 still is the all-time world record for picking chick* ens. For one so gifted in the art of Plucking chickens, it seems a bit unusual that a packing company or some other related industry didn't hire him for promotional purposes. Some tried to. but he wasn't interest- He could, have taken several good jobs picking chickens, too, qxcepi that his speed proved hjLs undoing. Most of those jobs could not produce enough fiMekens in one day to keep up with Barley's paoe. "I fujfis yoy might say I myself out of » job," he Mosquitoes are 4fitfe Circle. in NORFOLK-Television is De- ing used increasingly to broaden the loyalties of the South Vietnamese people to include their own government, a U.S. Army major who served for a year as a Vietnamese advisor said here today. In some areas of South Vietnam, TV sets have been placed in from one-fourth to one-third of the "populous hamlets" (over 300 people), said Maj. James R. Fuller, a student at the Armed Forces Staff College. Fuller today was to be awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese "Cross of Gallantry" for heroism in action. "Most of the Vietnamese loyalty is toward their family," Fuller said. "This has been their traditional way of life for centuries as it has been in most of Southeast Asia. Few of them have felt loyalty toward the central government, or even the province or district government." Television is helping to change this by building up a sense of nationalism, he said. It is accomplished, Fuller said, through frequent use of dramas depicting Vietnam's historic resistance against invaders, particularly the Chinese from the north. Electricity for the TV sets is supplied through small generators. High flying aircraft supply moble transmitting facilities that provide a far-flung signal. Fuller says that the overall program aimed at fighting passivity —. termed "revolutionary development"—is already producing results. "For the first time I saw soldiers getting down in a ditch and helping civilians," he said. Fuller admits that there has been a marked difference in the aggressiveness of the Viet Cong and their South Vietnamese counterparts. He credits this to several factors. "From what I saw of captured enemy documents, both the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese are isolated from propaganda, other than their own," he said. "On the other hand, the South Vietnamese have an opportunity to receive information from all sides." There is also, he believes, an ethnic difference in the North Vietnamese and the South Vietnamese that shows up in aggressiveness—the latter having been influenced by Malaysian background, the former by Chinese. Weaponry has also played its role, "During the last part of my stay there Che returned in December) the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong came at us with superb weapons," he said. "They had the very latest types." Fuller, 33, of Hope, Ark. who has been in the Army more than 10 years, served first as a district advisor and later as deputy province advisor in Bing Long Province 70 miles north of Saigon on the Cambodian border, All his awards grew from action during this latter period. On Oct. 29, his forces were attacked by a reinforced multi-battalion unit and he spent six days and nights directing combat operations while under "withering enemy fire." That action brought him Uie Silver Star. Maj. Fuller is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Fuller of Hope. Legislature to Meet at Noon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UTTLE ROCK (AP) ~ Gov, Winthrop Rockefeller's executive secretary, Marion Burton, said Tuesday the special ses- siou of the legislature will begin at noon Monday, He said about 14 items, mostly dealing with finales, would be in the call. Has No Gall Hladder No member of the pigeon family, according to legend, has had a gall bladder since the dove sent by Noyh from the Ark burst its gall out oi gnef. British Look to Dollar tor Help By LAWRENCE MALKtN Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) - How ster* ling is the pound six months aft* 6f devaluation? To answer that, the British are looking not only to themselves, but to Washing* ton and the dollar. Full confidence in the pound has not returned because the British know their currency is still at the mercy of inter national financial storms. Nor has British self*confidence returned, either politically or economically, because no one can safely say whether devaluation is doing its intended job of restoring national solvency. And no one can be expected to know that until at least the end of the year. Last week the pound trembled in the world's money markets for a complex of reasons ranging from reported Russian troop HOPE (ARK) STAR, movements to the distrust, and even hatred, of Prims Minister Harold Wilson and his Labor government felt by British and foreign businessmen. Little of this had anything to do with the underlying strength or weakness of the British econ* ofny, but it was enough to keep buyers away from British pounds. The rate fell, then recovered somewhat, partly be* cause of huge International currency swap agreements designed to protect the pound against just such short-term flows of confidence. When the British cut the value of their currency Nov. 18, experts including U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry H. Fowler warned that the dollar would go into the front line in the speculators' war against the world monetary system. The subsequent gold rush against the dollar proved these warnings correct. Now the United States is proposing to raise taxes and is restricting foreign investment to protect the dollar just as the British have done to protect their pound. The British fear Printed by Offset they may be caught in the backlash. "A run on sterling now would not be a commentary on current British economic policy—which is, In fact, being less inefficient* ly conducted than for many years-but a run up a ramp against the dollar," commented the weekly Economist. Nevertheless, British officials are also concerned lest U.S. efforts to halt the dollar drain could affect Britain's export drive, especially if Congress passes protectionist legislation against imports. The British calculate that a 5 per cent surcharge on imports to the United States, Britain's largest market, could cost this country up to $200 million a year in trade. A serious consumer recession could cost more. The six months after devaluation have not put Britain's trade into the black, but no one here expected that it would. On the contrary, the trade gap has grown wider. Imports have soared 24 per cent over last year as goods ordered earlier were delivered at higher, post- devaluation prices. Out Wont o Chance By mil BIBLE R Associated Press Writer MISSOULA, Mont, (AP) Montana's hardcore jobless In* dian has a "cry in his heart to become one of the other peo« pie," A program at the University of Montana here is giving whole families that chance, The $850,000 federal-state protect takes the families off the reservation and places them on campus for study in basic edu* cation. With the reading, language skills and arithmetic go health and home economics for the Indian housewives, public school for their older childrdn and nursery care for the little ones, The project is taking place near the Bitterroot Valley, which was once the home ground of the Salish Indians. To the north lies the reservation of Kootenai and Kallspells to which the Salish were moved in May 17 is graduation day for 76 heads of families from Mon* tana's seven Indian reservations. Most of the trainees had less than a high school education and were without jobs or locked In low paying ones, They represent 60 per cent of the total who began the 24- to 36-week program, One project leader, Dr, James Hall, calls the drop-out rate "quite minimal. "These people were school drop-outs before they entered the program," Hall says, "I would have been happy with 40 per cent remaining in," Hall is coordinator of extension and continuing education for the university. He drew the plans and got the money for the project. The federal agencies involved — the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Manpower Development and Training Administration, and the Office of Economic Opportunity— consider the trainees for the most part the hard-core unemployed. The project provides basic skills and prevocational orientation; the BIA then places the Thursday, May 16,1968 graduates in appropriate work, knowing the individual is ready for the higher step and has some idea of where he wants to go. Statistically, the group in the basic education courses started with a grade-level average of 7,4 on the California Achieve* ment Test, After 20 weeks of study, the average was 9.1, Twenty-two persons have passed tests to earn the equivalent of a high school education. Less than one-quarter of the Indians was employed before the project. Those who held jobs earned $300-$2,500 a year. Under the program, heads of family get $32 per week for subsistence, plus $5 for each dependent. They also get $70-$114 per month from the BIA, A family of five children gets $360 a month and pays its own rent and utilities for campus housing. They are given a BIA grant for furniture at the start. Hall feels the program's success lies in working with the whole family. "It's with the single individual where you have the drop-out problem," he says. U.S. Choice Tenderay Steak ROUND Steak TENDERAY WANK HALT ...Lb. Br "* u,59( Legs Wings u53( u>25t Naturally Tender Lb. r FUHY COOKED Lb. Lean n Tender Backs U.S. Choice Tertderay Beef Silver Platter Quarter Sliced Fully Cooked Quarter / Unsliced CC \ •• • WII'WIIIMtkwi^MMIlWIUllWVI —nwMM^^" • *• I I J \jv^ Itvw *£ MM I IV I 1 D Mil I V/T IIVI It * t« • Ut ^P«V wf III Chuck Steak L , 59$ Pork Loins L , 69( Sliced Ham L , 69< = Fresh, Lean Country Style Slab U.S. Choice Tenderay Beef Boneless 5 Ground Beef 5tt $255 Sliced Bacon L , 59< Rump Roast Lb 99$ = U.S. Choice Tenderay Beef Cube Steaks it, $119 U.S. Choice Tenderay Beef Rib Steak L b.89< U.S. Choice Tenderay Shoulder Swiss Steak L b.69{ ortenm U.S. Choice Tenderay Beef Pike's Peak Roast,..Lb. 79$ Serve N' Save "^' 1-lb. Beef Steaks pVgs. $1 Oscar Mayer Fresh Pork Links Lb. 89$ Dry Salt or Smoked Sea Treasure Fat Back Lb. 19$ Perch fillets Silver PJatter Fresh Picnic Style Fres-Shore Pork Roast Lb 39$ Breaded Shrimp..2 p L k£: J Kwick Kook All Meat Fres-Shore Breaded Franks Lb. 59$ Catfish 2 Pkg! 21/rqt. CASSIROIE THISWEEK-S REVERE WAREiKuit SAVE 26c 14-oz. 1/W ..Can IU( Alma Early June Sweet Peas Alma Cream Peas 6 14 c a °ns $1 Alma Whole and Pieces Sweet Potatoes 6 ! ; : 88< Alma Zip Top 1-LB. CAN Coffee 'KROGER, VAC-PACK YOUR Cl COUPON I , TOP VMUE SUMPS « •Ilk tkU <»p<* ••' _ • f «ny »r •(! •( *• lt«MI Hll»J 100 Stamps with 4-lb. jar I Kroger PEANUT BUTTER D I 100 Stamps with 3 packages I Country Oven COOKIES ' (except 2-oz. Animal ' Crackers)... LJ j 50 Stamps with pint bottle j Kroner Family Pride J MOUTHWASH Qj 50 Stamps with Twin Pack , Penn Champ LIGHTER FLUID Qi 50 Stamps with 2 packages | Royal Viking DANISH i PASTRY n< 50 Stamps with 2 pkgs. 1-lb. I Kroger SALTINES Ql 50 Stamps with 6-oz. jar I Spotlight INSTANT I COFFEE n 1 50 Stamps with 2 jars Kroger ' OLIVES n 50 Stamps with 25;lb. bag Robin Hood Plain or , Self-Rising FLOUR Q J 25 Stamps with 1-lb. Pkg. , Snowy POWDERED i _ BLEACH PI •i 25 Stamps with 1-lb. 10-oz. I L^ JAj, •• Pkg. Snowy POWDERED I .Pkg,*»7V'«i BLEACH DI •• 25 Stamps with 2-Ib. 3-oz. > Pkg. Snowy POWDERED ' BLEACH D' 25 Stamps with 2-oz, jar ' NESTEA n! 25 Stamps with 2 cms 2-lb. Maryland Club COFFEE D 25 Stamps with 12-oz. pfcg. , MR. BUBBLE Ql 25 Stamps with 1-lb. Pkg. | Imperial MARGARINE.... Qi Good thfu Sot., May 18, 1968 MAXWELL HOUSE ShoestringPototoes OICE: with ._ i coupon and $5.00 or larger additional purchase. QiiimmiiiiEH E^Bt •ON^^ TOP VALUE STAMPS,^ with thi» coupon and [?<' pufchoi* ol on« pockoft JJ^S' J P U R BE 'MM E R STRETCH HOSE ^ k Cood Th'u Tuaiaoy, May 21, 1968 t BONUS TOP VALUE STAMPS r - Kroger Tomato Juice Kroger American or Pimiento Sliced Cheese Alma Blackeye or Purple Hull Peas Alma Green and White Lima Beans Armour 1-qt. Kroger French Bluelake Cut or Whole 3 a$l Green Beans 4s $1 Apple or Cocoanut Frozen Morton Pies 3 it $1 Kroger Pear Halves White v Buttermilk Mel-0-Soft Bread 3 15-oz. Cans Ttjllai you to buy your C^QIC* COFFEE KROGER ,. TO* MAXWELL / VAC-PACK. ..j3v HOUSE *i wttVt fhls coupon and 53 Of \itqmt additional pu«choi«, ficludirtQ tobacco. Good through ^ Safurdoy, Way IB, 1968. Loaves VlHIl Beans ">'Can wV J^SAV Good lor lOf lo«ord purcnai. ol f j Plo.n 01 Sill-Ruing Robin Hood Is//, FLOUR 5 BAG , . 4Q* with m-ozflOA ^Y? B eans....:!can3V( 2^39$ Kroger Applesauce Kroger Pineapple-Grapefruit , Fruit Drinks 3 '^ 88* Nonfood T Candy Bars 6%19t Alma White Hominy Pricss effectivt through Saturday, May 18,19(1. """itity rijhtj i J * — ! -' Kro«r Co. Quantity right} rcstrvtd. Copyright 1968,' . B.B.Q. Sauce 3 ^ $1 Kroger Salad Dressing 5 13-oz. ,.. Can R«|tfl|r, Hard to Hold and Dry - 99e $[?» Suave Hair Spray 99" size - Save 40$ - Suave Liquid Sweetener Cream Rinse, $59$ Sweet 10 53V9 lv» *"* 5Sc si^e Tooitip^ste »i, pIsin or with Livor DOSE Colgate DentglCreom'"43c Strongheart Dog Food" Redeem your second week coupons from your 'Summer Stamp Festival* circular lor up to 850 Top Value Stamps. 6-oz. ...Btl. Tomatoes iss ..nth this coupon (without coupon, jl^O, 49(). Good thru Soi., Mo/ 18, 176B. » " Kroger Smooth or Crunchy Peanut Butter 18 oz. JAR produce is fresh-wrapped in Crishik plastic film to keep it n ore Jtary c J. sunrise FRESH Medium-Large Carrots ^*' rl LW Calorie—4 Flavors Growi Onions 2 F -19( Kroger Drinks ....2X 89( U.5. NO. 4 iestern Kroger Orange, Grape or Punch Red Potatoes 10 & 79( Drink 2 n«f 89( 11 t 1 I ! I tf lOOAlLr-ij.. « ** DViO, ^ ~ T JJ 1111 *' 18-20 Lp. Florida New Crop Red Potatoes 20 e,', $119 Watermelons £«,$!« ld|ho FRESH DAILY Rusiet Potatoes 4 p»29t Arkansas Strawberries

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