Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on May 17, 1968 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, May 17, 1968
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DAV1D6ARW1CK ,MAGNOLIA- David f. Barson of Mr, and Mrs. G, E, ifj-Barwiek of Hope and a candidate **"Jtor the Bachelor of Arts degree .-..'from Southern State College here May 24, has accepted a graduate s^assistantshlp to Louisiana Poly- -attechnic Institute at Ruston, La, o.:for 1968*69* ;,.<; Barwlck will receive a stipend , :.bf $3000 for the academic year with all tuition waived, to enable ..vjiim to work toward a Master of -„• Arts degree In mathematics. .„.;.; He Is a graduate of Hope High I..School and attended the Univer- ,-;,stiy of Arkansas, where he was :, ; a member of IEEE (engineering j.^club), Phi Kappa Alpha, Pre- •j C Law Club and Young Democrats, .^before enrolling at Southern State. ,.: Barwick is married to the for„: mer Betty Lou Fister, daughter .i,of Mrs. Robert Tassin of Monroe, La., and has one child, a son David Shane. / Session to Include a Drinks Bill •LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. ;Winthrop Rockefeller's call for the special legislative session that starts Monday includes an Hitem permitting the one-premise £.sale and consumption of mixed ;:drinks. S Rockefeller provides in the 1-call for the on-premise sale and ^consumption of alcoholic bever- ; ;ages In hotels, restaurants and H designated tourist and conven- £tion areas and private clubs falter local option election ap- | proving it. *; /The item was a surprise since Stne governor had said previous- Sly he had given no thought to £ including a mixed drink bill In •» the call. w Controversy has swirled «5 around the state's liquor laws :j;ln recent months. The state Alp coholic Beverage Control Board Bhas Issued permits to private Sclubs allowing them to sell Tmixed drinks, but Atty. Gen. -Joe Purcell contends the per- Imits are Illegal and has gone Jto Chancery Court to back up -his case. 7 Purcell says mixed drinks H can't be sold in the state. £ Rockefeller said in a state- fment which he read to a news £ conference at which he Issued £the call: ~ "It has been obvious for r sometime that the whole ques- •rtion of the Intent and effect of H existing laws regarding on ~ premises consumption of al- «f coholic beverages can only be ]* resolved In the courts. This £ could take considerable time £and, in the Interim, confusion | would continue to exist. ? "I will propose,,, astrong, en- Sforceable law regulating the | sale of mixed drinks, and a £ heavy tax on such sales. I' "There are those who would £ characterize this as a moral is| sue, Certainly it is, but, let us s remember, law enforcement is 5 an essential part of that moral I! issue, ft "Anyone who is not familiar | with the chaos and confusion of g our present laws unwittingly undercuts his own principles when | he opposes changing them on « moral grounds," £ Rockefeller said there mustbe gan end to hypocrisy as far as £ liquor laws are involved, 8 UTTLE RQCK (AP) « Gov. £ W i n t h r o p Rockefeller am SnouowJ today that Barrel £ Hughes, director of the Al» H coiholic Beverage Control Board ;i sines Feb. i, has resigned be* - cause o| iU health. y* I STUDENTS IN I from Page One EDUCATORS SEE (From Page 1) * slme as It was for employes taking part in last October's antl»Vietnam War match on the Pentagon and for signing a pe« tition apinst the wars they must do so oft their own time and they cannot take part in any direct criticism of their agency, especially If they are in poiicy«making positions, to the broad sense, many of the employes joining the effort are aligning themselves against jpbllcies and programs of their agencies merely by taking part One HEW employe who asked flot to be identified said he had helped members of the campaign draft one of the series of demand papers that were presented to his department, Asked whether this amounts to disloyalty to the agency, Michael Tabor, a community affairs assistant at HEW, replied: "Not at all. I think we have a duty to support constructive change." Letters to the Editor PRAISES STUDENTS Editor the Star: Some months ago I indulged in the responsibility • albeit a pleasant one - of writing to you a word of appreciation for Hope's young people. The response to this letter was very gratifying, and I hope we continue our applause and encouragement. During the past year I have worked almost exclusively with and for persons under 18 in all the local schools. Consequently, a private philosophy long cherished has been considerably strengthened through rich experience. The philosophy: that quality courts no particular country, race, or creed. So it is that I find, in all fairness, I roust add to that first letter a word In behalf of Hope's Negro youth. We in this community are favored with generally fine colored youngsters. The boys and girls young men and women encountered In the public school system possess their measure of faults — like all of us—but they also combine certain virtues which cannot be denied. Not the least among these are courtesy, thoughtfulness, and a desire to become useful citizens. Many Negro graduates of Hope schools have achieved success in their chosen careers, and I venture to predict that the 89 Yerger High : sM>ol "Seniors and the six Negroes being graduated from Hope High School will also make significant contributions. The future is always nebulous, and fraught with a degree of peril. We know not what tomorrow brings, but I for one take heart from the children and youth of today. We are at a juncture which requires the very best that everyone has to offer. I devoutly believe in quality — quality in all kinds of people —and on quality I pin my faith for tomorrow. So in my quiet way, waving no banners and singing no songs, I extend congratulations and best wishes to the aforesaid graduating Negro seniors as well as to all other Hope seniors. (After all, merely graduating means something In these times!) We send you forth into a world which owes no man a living, yet rewards true quality with surprising frequency. Sincerely, DAVID PEARSON Sole of Guns by Moil Ban Is Rejected HOPt (ARK) STAR, Pfintfttf by Offset Clean-up Campaign rooms *wd auditoriums, railing against the established order but undecided on what they wanted to replace }t, Striking workers occupied loyr pJiiiits of the nationalized Renault automobile company, France's biggest employer with some 60,000 workers. sales to Paris by a strike of attribution system, ,Tw P*p«rs were prtuted leFaf tto CHICAGO'S HI G H K S T building and the second tallest skyscraper in the world Is tb* John Hancock Center S*ea here after it was topped out. The IW-siory structure c c n U1 u» ton* of By 3om CHADWtCK Associate! Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has rejected proposals to ban Interstate mailorder sales of rifles and shotguns and sales to private citizens of antitank guns, bazookas, mortars and machine guns, the vote Thursday was 53 to 29 against prohibiting mallor* der sales of rifles and shotguns, The measure was sponsored by Sen, Edward M, Kennedy, t)* Mass,, whose brother, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated with a mall-order rifle. The votes of Western ana Southern senators of both parties doomed Kennedy's proposal, A White House spokesman said President Johnson considered defeat of the Kennedy measure "a blow to effective law enforcement . . ." The Senate voted to prohibit mailorder sales of handguns. Voting is expected to begin next Tuesday on other parts of a broad crime-control bill, including a controversial provision to overturn Supreme Court restriction on admisslbillty of confessions and eyewitness Identifications in criminal trials. Other disputes center on sections authorizing court-super- slons and eyewitness identifications in criminal trials, Other disputes center on sections authoriz ing court-supervised police wiretapping and federal grants to improve local law enforcement. Sen, Thomas J. Dodd, D- Conn., tried to save Kennedy's proposal with an amendment to allow states to exempt their citizens from the proposed ban on mail-order gun sales. That was rejected 54 to 29. Sen. Howard W. Cannon, D- Nev., questioned the constitutionality of Dodd's amendment, saying states already are free to mail-order gun sales. That was rejected 54 to 29, Sen. Howard W. Cannon, D- Nev., questioned the constitutionality of Dodd's amendment, saying states already are free to act on gun-control laws. Sen. Roman L. Hruska, R. Neb., led the fight against the long-gun amendments, contending they would make it difficult or impossible for sportsmen and hunters to buy weapons. But Hruska went down to defeat, 45 to 37, when he tried to eliminate the bill's ban in interstate mail-order sales of handguns and their over-the-counter sales to nonresidents of a state, HEAVY RAIN (From Page 1) feet today, was 15 feet above the flood stage of 25 late Thursday. The U.S. Weather Bureau at Shreveport, la., issued a flash flood advisory this morning for the De Queen area. The bureau said that major flash flooding was indicated in the vicinity of DeQueen along the Rolling Fork, Cossatot and Saline rivers. The bureau said U.S.70would probably be closed in several spots. Firemen evacuated a low-lying section of DeQueen twice Thursday night and then evacuated the same area again this morning. About 80 persons were evacuated from the area Monday. More than 4.5 inches of rain fell at DeQueen during a 24- hour period that ended this morning. The U.S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock said from two to four inches of rain fell during the night from Warren, Camdon and Gurdon westward up to Lake Greeson and DeQueen and the Oklahoma border. The bureau said slow falls can be expected on the Ouachita River from Arkadelphia northward. The Caddo River, aided by overnight rains, is expected to return to bankful conditions today, The Little Missouri River will remain bankful from Narrows Dam downstream to above Cam* den. The Arkansas River will crest at 40.5 feet today at Pine Bluff with a slow fall from Little Rock upstream to Van Buren, A flat crest is slowly moving downstream along the White River south of Newport. Clarendon will crest near 30 feet Sunday or Mondwy.n The Black River will crest around 25 feet tonight at Black Rock and hold through Saturday. The river is at crest today at Pocahontas and will fall slowly over the weekend. High rainfall probabilities are in the forecast for Arkansas today and tonight. Heavy rains are likely In the rain-soaked south portion of the state, Overnight low temperatures ranged from 58 at Fayettevllle to 67 at Texarkana. Obituaries NEOLIE MCCLELLAN Neolle McClellan, 66, of St. Petersburg, Fla,, died Thurs* day in a local hospital, He formerly lived in this area and was visiting relatives, Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary McClellan; two sons, Royce of Long Island, N.Y., Al Wayne Friday, May \1, 1968 CHARGES IBJ (From Page 1) Texas; four sisters, Mrs, Birdie Laha of Stamps, Mrs, Miles Laha of Hope, Mrs, Odell Strakele of St, Petersburg and Mrs. Opal Marlar of Plainfield, N.Y.; a brother, Maxwell T. McClellan of Little Rock. Services will be at 2:30 Saturday at Herndon Chapel by the Rev, Gerald Trussell. Burial will be in Mt.Nebo Cemetery by Herndon, Tornado Deaths Are Listed $18 Million Chopped Off Prison Budget By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Legislative Council lopped more than a quarter million dollars off the state penitentiary's $1.8 million budget request Thursday after the chairman of the state Board of Correction refused to trim it. Declaring that the request would provide "the bare level of humanitarian treatment" of prisoners, John Haley told the council that it was time to quit paying "lip service to penal reform to ride out public sentiment after a prison scandal." "The budget we have submitted is a bare-bone budget," Haley said. "It will provide the bare level of humanitatian treatment." However, the council'did chop off a $226,891 request for the Pardon and Parole Board and a $50,000 request for architect's fees and site planning for a reception and maximum security unit. After the lengthy afternoon debate on the prison package, the council concluded its meetings without making a recommendation on the prison program. Several motions to trim the request by almost half and another to send it out "without recommendation" failed to pass when only 16 members, the number of votes needed for approval, remained at the session. Three revenue measures to fund the prison budget had been sent out earlier "without recommendation." They included a 14 per cent excise tax on tobacco products, a real estate transfer tax and a unclaimed property bill. The special session is scheduled to begin Monday and Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller said Thursday night he would mall the call to the legislators sometime today. He declined to say whether a mixed drink bill would be Included In the call. Atty, Gen. Joe Purcell may have killed a fourth measure to provide funds for the prison— a proposal to apply the state sales tax to purchases by banks and federally chartered savings and loan associations. Purcell gave the council an opinion in which he declined to sanction such action, primarily because the matter is under litigation. Much of the discussion about the prison package centered on the tax measures which several lawmakers contended would not pass. And, at Hot Springs, Rep. Qje Maddox of Oden said he did not believe Rockefeller could push a tax Increase through the legislature even "with the help of the state malitia." Rep. B. D. "Doug" Brandon of Uttle Rock charged that neither Rockefeller aor the council was exerting the leadership needed to pass a tax measure to provide the prison with enough money to meet the budget request. '"Maybe there are some tax measures that need to be passed to provide these services to the prisons, the schools, the colleges and the welfare recipients," Brandon said. |'I think It's wrong for us to sit up here and do this." The council gave "do pass" recommendations to four of the governor's proposals to patch up the financial problems of general revenue agencies and approved a fifth in principle. They dealt with the transfer and redistribution of funds in the general Improvement, general bud- — Hope Star photo In observance of local and national Clean Up, Fix Up and Paint Up Week and in conjunction with the local litterbug campaign sponsored by the Hope Council of Garden Clubs and the Hope Chamber of Commerce, Hope Mayor Donal Parker signs a proclamation designating the week of May 18-25 for this project. Mrs. Chris Petre, president of the Hope Council of Garden Clubs at right and Mrs. Earl Whltaker, chairman for the litterbug campaign are shown at the signing. Proclamation WHEREAS, this is the time of year when thoughts turn to planting gardens, cleaning up the yards and preparing flower beds and mowing grass, and WHEREAS, the weather generally permits workers to fix up about the place and to repair the home, outbuildings, etc. and, WHEREAS, most residents Weather Experiment Station report for 24- hour s ending at 8 a.m. Friday, High 86, Low 58, precipitation 1.92 inches, hail and high winds. Forecast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARKANSAS—Chance of locally severe thunderstorms south half this afternoon or evening. Scattered showers and thunderstorms over the state today and tonight and mainly east portions Saturday. Clearing west Saturday. Otherwise mostly cloudy and not much change in temperatures through Saturday. High today 70s north to 80s south. Low tonight in the 60s. Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low Pr Albany, cloudy 75 56 .44 Albuquerque, cloudy 7 6 46 Atlanta, cloudy 84 65 .88 Bismarc, 71oudy 60 34 Boise, clear 70 46 Boston, rain 67 56 .56 Buffalo, cloudy 69 50 .47 Chicago, cloudy 65 44 T Cincinnati, cloudy 75 51 Cleveland, cloudy 74 50 Denver, clear 44 31 ,13 Des Molnes, cloudy 60 42 Detroit, cloudy 70 50 Fairbanks, cloudy 62 44 .01 Fort Worth, cloudy 85 66 .13 Helena, cloudy 60 48 .02 Honolulu, cloudy 85 73 Indianapolis, cloudy 71 49 Jacksonville, cloudy 93 73 M Juneau, clear 53 35 .01 Kansas City, cloudy 71 52 Los Angeles, clear 75 58 Louisville, cloudy 78 56 Memphis, rain 85 63 .67 Miami, clear 83 76 * Milwaukee, cloudy 62 46 ,02 Mpls-St. P,, clear 48 34 New Orleans, cloudy 90 71 New York, clear 65 60 .01 Okla. City, cloudy 74 53 ,45 Omaha, clear 60 40 Philadelphia, cloudy 69 59 .23 Phoenix, clear 90 60 Pittsburgh, cloudy 76 48 Ptlnd, Me., rain 74 44 ,63 Ptlnd, Ore., clear 79 48 Rapid City, cloudy 58 33 ,07 Richmond, cloudy 80 65 St, Louis, rain 75 50 .08 Salt Lk. City, clear 60 37 ,01 San Diego, cloudy 69 58 San Fran,, cloudy 57 49 Seattle, clear 76 41 Tampa, cloudy 86 72 Washington, cloudy 77 60 .03 Winnipeg, snow 52 32 .08 (T- Trace') (M- Missing) Mas Double Vision Thy kingfisher lias double vision. While Hying, this bird can see at either side with each eye separately. It can focus both eyes straight ahead whenjUJives lor fish. get revolving, general budget and governor's contingency funds. will be doing much more outside work, and WHEREAS, each year many citizens in the city think about a general cleanup of vacant lots, trimming trees, collecting debris, etc. and, WHEREAS, I, Donal Parker, Mayor of the City of Hope, Arkansas urge that such cleanup, paintup and fixup activity be organized into a unit with all Hope people participating, I therefore proclaim the week of May 18-25 as Paintup, Fixup and Cleanup week in Hope and urge the cooperation of every citizen to help make this city a cleaner place to live. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of this city to be affixed this 17th day of May, 1968. Donal Parker Mayor, Hope, Arkansas JONESBORO, Ark, (AP) The coroner's office at Jonesboro and State Police Thursday night issied this list of the victims in Wednesday night's tornadoes in Northeast Arkansas: Bill Sykes, 55, of Nedliam, Ark.; Millie Sykes, 55; Pauline Sykes, 3; Cheryl Lynn Moore, 6 months; Kirk A. Moore, I'/z; Gail Marie Moore, 21; Archie Wimpy, 30; Mary Wimpy, 32; Tommy Wimpy, 5; Jewel Henley, 28; Wayne Henley, 6; Ricky Henley, 4; Rita Slater, 28; Joy Slater, 18 months; Dennis Goodman. 12; David Ray Goodman, 3y 2 ; Denise Allen, IVa; Rita Allen, 30; Oscar For- rnan; Linda Forman, 16; James Fletcher, 32; Kirk Fletcher, 3; J. D. Shelton, 31; Michael Carter, 16; Maggie Guy, 30; Gary Lynn Jackson, 15; Exie Taylor, 46; Beverly Hansen, 19; Mary Ann Rlggs, 15; Norman Jacquess, 45; Mrs. V. Nichols; Victor J. Down , 2 J /2 months; George Byars; Frankie Sue Stevens, 28. Byars and the Stevens woman died in a Memphis hospital. All ages listed are approximate. OIL TROUGH: Zack Webb, Ella Williams, Annie Looney, Mr. and Mrs. Yankee Roberson. TUCKERMAN: Mrs. Mary Harris. MOUNTAIN HOME: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Anderson of Hugoton, Kan., and Mrs. Dorothy Gauger of Gamaliel. The American Legion was organized in 1919. vice president strode in the rain through "Resurrection City U. S. A.," the village of plywood A*frame huts in which the poor are camping near the Lincoln Memorial. The shantytown is the base from which they will operate in a lobbying campaign to persuade Congress to do more for the nation's poor. Humphrey told leaders of the campaign "your work is going to produce results." Later, at a meeting of women antipoverty workers, he said the nation's programs to aid the poor are run on a "bare bones" budget. Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York, a latecomer to the fight for the GOP nomination, saw a onetime backer shift to a more neutral stance Thursday. On tour with a group of Republican governors canvassing the nation for ideas to be written into the GOP platform, Rockefeller was in Baltimore when he heard Gov. Spiro T. Agnew of Maryland announce he will go to the national convention as a favorite son, Agnew was at one time a leader in the movement to get Rockefeller into the race, even opening a national draft-Rockefeller headquarters in Annapolis. Rockefeller's chief opponent, Richard M. Nixon, described in a radio address Thursday night a new "alliance of ideas" that he said is reshaping American thought. There is much common ground in some of the ideas espoused by black militants, "new liberals," Republicans and the "new South," Nixon said. "The voices are not joined in any harmonious chorus—far from it," he said. "The ideas of the new alignment differ in emphasis. But they do not conflict the way the old alliance of power blocs used to conflict." 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