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The tragedy of Man; He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! VOL. 69-No. 188 - 10 Pages Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin try The Editor AlexN.Wtthbum History at Saenger; History Repeating for the French urrent history is on the screen at the Saenger theater where "The Come* dians" opened Tuesday and will . run through Thursday night, there being but one performance each day at 7:30 p.m. My review of the opener last night is made difficult by the fact that I read the book by Graham Greene, one of his best placed a "do not pass" recom novels. It must be said, to the mendation on a real estate Hope Star Printed by city aojttftfflfcffti tf yt« to recede your StSf please p PR744S1 between Sand e:5op,m f and & earner tffl Altar paper, Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, MAY 22,1968 Members Associated Press it Audit Bureau of Circulations Av, net paid elfculatton 3 mos, ending March 31, 1968— 3,361 NICE 106 C Two Issues f, fc s;, Still Not Introduced LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The House Revenue and Taxation Committee today dealt a crippling blow to the tamest of the tax proposals Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller has presented to the current special session. By an 8-3 vote, the committee transfer tax bill and the action probably means that the bill is dead. The committee's attitude also lent weight to speculation by in"The Comedians" is the story dividual legislators that Rocke- island of Haiti, ruled feller is unlikely to get any tax proposal through the General Assembly in his election year. credit of the picture, it fol lows the book exactly. Whether it is top entertainment for a Hope audience is something you will have to decide for yourself. of the ruthllssly by the dictator Fran .cois (Papa Doc) Duvalier, whom 'the film shows putting down merely another in an endless line of revolts. Dictator Duvalier is in the news today, protesting to the United Nations because of the bombing of his country by pirate planes suspected of being sponsored by either Communist Cuba or Haitian exiles in the United States. Duvalier isn't portrayed on the screen but his street bullies are, and his dictatorship is the theme that makes "The Comedians" an important literary LITTLE ROCK (AP) - An aide to Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller said today the controversial mixed drink bill definitely will be introduced Arkansas Senate. John EldridgB, the governor's liaison man with the Senate, would not say, however, which senator will sponsor the bill. And he was not as certain that a bill to increase the cigarette tax three cents a pack will be introduced today. The administration is counting on , 1 Year, Drowned BENTON, Ark, (AP>- Floyd Montgomery, 1-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs, A. C. Montgonv ery, drowned Tuesday at his home in Traskwood (Saline County). PnHr.fi said the child tell into a five-gallon bucket used to feed livestock. Has Own Ideas to Hike Taxes LITTLE ROCK (UPI)- Rep. Dan Cook of Camden, who says he does not favor any 'of Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller's proposed tax programs, suggested Tuesday three ways of raising revenue which he feels would pass in the legislature. Cooks' three proposals were to remove the sales tax exemption on state banks, to do away with the 3 per cent de- Strike Smothers Paris; DeGaulle Sure to Beat Off Censure By DAVID MASON Associated Press Writer PARIS (AP) - President Charles de Gaulle's government appeared certain to defeat the censure motion in the National Assembly tonight, but the strike crisis smothering activity in city after city showed no sign of abating. More than 2 million workers joined the strike Tuesday, bringing the number in revolt against the government to more than 8 million-about half the nation's work force. The strike even hit Les Halles, the capital's central food market, where fruit and vegetable workers went on a 24-hour warning walkout. Most of France's major industries, transport and public services were idle. But electricity and gas were still being supplied, and telephones and tele- duction on state income tax and graph were operating. 113 of 1967, tax exemp- event and worth-while motion pic- S ?"' . Cllhfton ., W J? e ? f F ^ etfte ' f,.™ w ic- ;« «,. ,,„„„!,.. ville to handle the cigarette tax bill, and Eldridge said Wade has not made up his mind yet whether he will do it. Eldridge said that the ad ministraf: \i ;.-„ net asked any one else to sponsor the bill. The administration reported- ture. It is magnificently done by a world-famous cast: Richard Burton as the English owner of a run-down Haitian hotel; Elizabeth Taylor as the faithless wife of a South American ambassador; Peter Ustonov, the ambassador; and Alec Guinness as the whimsical gun dealer who is in ly has asked the Pulaski « A i. t n, ». j *,t. ,, County delegation in the Sen- and out of the hands of the police ate to ' sponso V the mlxed d rink from the first reel to the last. While we're on this history "kick" it's timely to mention a current Associated Press background story/on the present attempt to overthrow the DeGaulle government in France. Briefly, the AP story recalled that today's disorders in Paris complete a cycle that began in 1958 when the Leftist premier Mendes-France pulled his country out of its disastrous war in Vietnam. Shortly after the withdrawal th bill but at least two of senators declined. The mixed drink and cigarette tax bills are the two most controversial measures of the special session, which is now in Its third day. Rockefeller met again today with a delegation of legislators at the mansion to discuss the bills. Rockefeller has said he wants sponsors to include legislators from throughout the state. Rockefeller said Tuesday sev- to repeal Act which grants use tion to certain industries. A proposal to tax state and federal banks was discussed in Legislative Council and the council recommended the proposal be included in the call. However, Atty. Gen. Joe Purcell issued an opinion saying the courts liad ruled it unconstitutional to tax federal banks, and Arkansas law prohibits levying any tax on a state bank that can not be levied on a federal bank. 1 Purcell said in the opinion it would be illegal to place a sales tax on state banks. State law provides that 2 per cent may be deducted from a • _ j ~ , »WN/»»\**^ A*\* k LJUAV* A UVk?V4*-*' Jf »JW V "• from Vietnam rumors oegan to eral legislators had agreed to circulate that the government sponsor the proposals, might also pull out of North He said the mixed drink Africa, and an angry France measure was being held back to threw the the Rightist Charles deGaulle as Its strong man. Now the circle has returned to its beginning, and the same Mendes-France is using the strikes and disorders in Paris to threaten the ouster of deGaulle out Mendes-France and recruit other legislators to Fourth Republic and set up spread the sponsorship through- Fifth Republic with the out the state. Pulaski County's five senators were asked to sponsor the drink bill but two of them, Sens. Joe Ford and Oscar Alagood, indicated they would not be sponsors. In an effort to drum up sup- and revive a Leftist government. por t for his 31-point call, Rocke II C feller had breakfast with sev- Poor, Hungry Must Be Fed WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman says Congress must come up with more money and grant added authority if his department is to expand programs for feeding poor Americans. "Right now we are stretched to the very limit of our budget, our available manpower and our legal authority to carry on these programs," he told the House Education and Labor Committee. His remarks were prepared for a hearing today. Some committee members said Tuesday they intended to question Freeman sharply about improving the school-lunch program. The committee is considering a resolution calling for a presidential commission to study malnutrition and report by Jan. Before about 35 persons from the Poor People's Campaign attending Tuesday's hearing, Rep. Roman C. Pucinski, D-fll,, contended immediate action—not further study—was needed. Senators Vote Against WASHINGTON (AP) - Sens. J. William Fulbright and John L, McClellan, both D-Ark., voted with the majority Tuesday when the Senate rejected 51-31 an amendment to delete a crime-bill section to undo supreme court restrictions on con- eral legislators Tuesday and he said three or four told him "this is your program, let's get together and get the job done." Rockefeller said he would ' In action Tuesday, the House **«*•. f d 0 ®? r **** ac «>™ts c -ri-i^, f f could be P^ witn toe surplus 066 TWO ISSUES in the general revolving fund, On (Page Ten) he saw Action of Youth How Makes Oldtimers of Many Prematurely By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - There was a time when most men rather resented being called old-timers. Although the term reflected affectionate esteem, it also implied that one was unduly out of touch with the present and had become, unknowingly, a prisoner of his past. Today the situation lias changed considerably. Youth has been acting up so much lately that a lot of people are prematurely claiming to be old* timers. In the bitter war being waged between the generations, they don't want to be accused of being on the side of the feckless young. How can you tell the phony from the true. Well, a fellow is probably a 24-karat old-timer if: It wrecks his whole day to come to work and find someone else is using his favorite lunger in the office coatrack. On the rare sunlit afternoons fessions and police lineup identi- when he feels like humming a fixations. tune, it's likely to be something written by Stephen Foster. He can't understand the continuing popularity of the Beatles — are there five or six of them? —because he is still trying to find out what people see in Elvis Presley. Whenever inflation and the high cost of living are mentioned, he closes his eyes, points his nose to the ceiling, and begins to bay about how little he paid for a bowl of bean soup In 1931. His children never did anything right in their lives, but his grandchildren can do no wrong. When others reminisce about the days when people actually bought store teeth by mail order, he bares his gums and says proudly, "mine still fit." Whenever Shirley Temple issues another political statement, he remarks cuttingly, "Cue of the nicest things about Mary Pickford is that she never See ACTION OF on Page Ten For the Parisian, the strike meant no banks open, huge piles of garbage in the streets, no public transportation, no mail, little commercial entertainment, and lineups for food and gasoline. The situation was similar In Bordeaux, Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Poitiers, Rennes and Toulouse. Meanwhile, deputies in the National Assembly bogged down Tuesday in a discussion of technicalities of the French education system and which party has done the most to advance it. This postponed the vote on the censure motion at least until late tonight. The debate continued today on the opposition motion accusing the government of refusing to deal effectively with the demands of students, workers, teachers and farmers. But it appeared certain that the antl- Gaullists would be unable to muster the necessary 244 votes, for Jacques Duhamel. Cong Has 12 Divisions in South SAIGON (AP) - While North Vietnam claims at the Paris talks that it has no troops in South Vietnam, U.S. intelligence sources say it has practically stripped its own territory of soldiers and now has the equivalent of at least 12 infantry divisions in South Vietnam. , The sources say this is confirmed every day by captured documents and prisoner interrogations. U.S. intelligence officers are able to pinpoint the areas where the North Vietnamese troops are operating in South Vietnam, The officers cite figures indicating the North Vietnamese have taken over the major fighting effort, with an estimated 80,000 combat troops in the South to 40,000 main force Viet person's income tax for paying ndve it on time. Act 113 of 1967 was amended during the February special session. The state Department of Administration estimated that $1 million would be added to state revenues by tightening up the exemption on the use tax law. Cook, who supported the bill in 1967, now favors repeal of the entire measure. Cook also suggested county tax assessors review the tax assessments for counties and equalize the property tax assessment over the state. "Some counties tax lower than others, and some tax higher than the average. It it were equalized, it would increase county revenue to county government and schools and decrease the amount of money the state has to spend," Cook said. The current financial problems, Cook said, would be met without a tax increase. "I'm for a tax increase. I think we're going to have to have one," Cook said. "But I think the program the governor has presented is a poor one." The $500 raise promised to teachers would be granted out Cong. Court Restrictions Voted Out But Curb Measure Is Defeated (AP) Senate has voted to undo Supreme Court restrictions on admissibility of confessions and eyewitness testimony in criminal trials—landmark high court rulings that have greatly strengthened defendants' rights. But in a series of votes Tuesday the Senate voted against a Girl Scout Camp Set Hext Week Girl Scout Day Camp will be held at Dyke Springs May 2731 from mid-murning until mid- afternoon with fun and instruction in outdoor living for all who attend, according to Mrs. Howard Jackson, director, and Mrs. Gail Sinyard, assistant di- recotr. Mrs. Arch Wylle will be business manager; Mrs. Gordon Tyer will be in charge of equipment; and Mrs, Billy Don Hamm will serve as camp nurse. Other members of the Day Camp staff and their respective groups; Brownie I, Mrs, Billy Bob Spencer, leader, Mrs, Wayne Whltley, assistant; Brownie II, Mrs. Dale Flowers, leader, Mrs. S, W, McKenry and Mrs. David Peters, assistants; Junior I, Mrs. Gene Pendergraft, leader, Mrs. Perry Henley, assistant; Junior n, Mrs. Ronny Falkner, leader, Mrs. Ray Rogers, assistant; Cadette, Mrs, Earl Whitaker, leader, Mrs, Hollis Moses, assistant; Small Fry, Mrs, Norman Smith and Mrs. Galen May, Special helpers will include; Browuie I, Mrs, Bobby Lee; Junior I, Mrs, Rufus Herndon, HI; Small Fry, Mrs, J, Matt Me- Cauley, Program Aides, 2-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, will be: Arts and Crafts, Mrs, J, W. Branch, Mrs, James Argo, Mrs, Calcin Cooper, Mrs, William B. Morris; Music, Mrs, Mulvin Thrash and Mrs. Arthur Strech; Dancing, Mrs, Sam Andrews and Mrs, John M. Cox; Nature, J, Matt McCauley and Mrs, Lonnie Crow, To contact the camp in case of emergency, the nearest phone is at the Norman Tayloy residence, PR7-4977, across the road from the camp, Central control, or headquarters in town, will be the Andersoa-Frazler Insurance Agency, OlenOverturf curb the jurisdiction to -review convictions in state courts. The voting came in connection with a broad crime-control bill that ranges from profound constitutional questions to providing more federal funds to local police departments. On today's agenda was an amendment to provide for the right of counsel at draft board hearings, to be followed by action on a section that would authorize police wiretapping under court orders. Sens. John L. McClellan, D- Ark., and Sam J. Ervin, D-N.C., led the fight to keep intact the section limiting the Supreme Court's review powers and to overturn decisions they contended have hampered law enforcement. They said there is nothing in the Constitution to provide for what they termed "a judicial oligarchy." "The Supreme Court has set a low tone in law enforcement, and we are reaping the whirlwind," said McClellan, floor manager of the bill. Sen. Joseph D. Tydings, D- Md., who spearheaded forces opposing a lessening in Supreme Court powers, said the court's See COURT on Page Ten Invasion of Haiti Has Failed By HAROLD J. LIDIN Associated Press Writer PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti Bombers Hit Hard . *• intelligence sources report, JK* • •§• /H FflPlftV Waves of U.S. bombers pound VJHpC FlITTl III LIIGIIiy enemy positions threatening OIUCO 111111 ^ On 4*W\M 4-tt.M AjtHi^,* t L. ± jJL. * * *u it ^ „„ .1. .. „ . - ._..., AP News Digest Talks Resume * • it i i Dllf RATH DUI DUIII VIETNAM North Vietnam has at least 12 divisions In South Vietnam, U.S. intelligence sources report, By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - Waves of American bombers made massive strikes Tuesday and today against enemy positions threatening Saigon, the Central Highlands and allied bases below the eastern end of the Demilitarized Zone, U.S. fighter-bombers also roared off carriers In the Tonkin Gulf to smash at a sprawling early warning radar, complex near the North Vietnamese city of Vinh amid reports that Hanoi was hurriedly beefing up its air defenses in the southern panhandle. The air war against North Vietnam cost the United States two more planes and two more filers Tuesday. A Marine A6 Intruder was shot down near Dong Hoi, 45 miles above the DMZ, and both crewmen are missing. A Navy A4 Skyhawk was downed north of Vinh, but the pilot was rescued by helicopter. This increased the total number of U.S. warplanes reported lost over North Vietnam to 840. America's biggest bombers, the Air Force Strategic Command's B52s, mounted eight raids, four of them in the Central Highlands west of Dak To and Kontum. Seven North Vietnamese regiments, some them reportedly equipped with tanks, were said to be poised there, possibly to attack U.S. bases in the highlands. might be to seize control of a large area and use this as a bargaining point in the Paris talks between the United States 'and North Vietnam. The attack "could come now, but they will probably ..ytatt for the rains.to begin,' another week* or so," one officer said. Consumer Protection Act Passes WASHINGTON (AP) - The House passed today a sweeping consumer credit protection act, to require that full information be given borrowers and buyers on the cost of credit. Criminal penalties would be provided for strong-arm loan shark methods. The bill now goes to the Senate, where prompt approval of the compromise measure is expected. Although similar legislation has been fought over in Congress for seven years and Senate-House disagreements kept the present bill tied up in conference for weeks, the House took its final action without debate and by voice vote. enemy positions threatening Saigon, the central highlands and allied bases at the eastern end of the demilitarized zone. U.S. and North Vietnamese negotiators return to the conference table to talk again from firmly fixed positions. Lt. Gen. George S. Brown is picked to direct the U.S. air .war in Vietnam. INTERNATIONAL The De Gaulle government appears certain to defeat a censure motion in the National Assembly as the strike crisis broadens, The Taittan government says it has smashed a small invasion force and captured two B25 bombers. Whether Bermuda's Negro majority unites or splits is the big question in the holiday island's election. A Jesuit priest who led an agricultural revolution In 7QO villages near Bombay is ordered to leave India. POLITICS Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's top advisers urge him to attack Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy as a stalking horse for Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller offers a five-point program for the nation's economic ills, saying "It is an age of unmatched abundance and wealth, of un- 01 bearable poverty and need." NATIONAL Leaders announce an end to the Negro boycott of Gary, Ind., zations plan eounterdemonstra- Rebellious students occupy a campus building at Columbia University for the second time. Som| leave in face of threatened! police action. -,.;. < An FBI agent testifies Dr. Benjamin Spock -said - he would be "delighted" to be prosecuted for his antidraft activities. Whites and Negroes in Operation Hello are trying to do something so simple yet so difficult —just talk to each other. WASHUNUTON The Senate votes to cancel Supreme Court restrictions on admissibility of confessions and eyewitness testimony. Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman says Congress must provide more money If his department is to expand programs for feeding America's poor. War Claims Arkansas WASHINGTON (AP) - Marine Cpi. John M. Pamplln of Dermott was one of 63 servicemen listed Tuesday by the Defense Department as killed in action In Vietnam. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs, James A. Pamplln of Dermott. All Around Town By The Star Stiff Sharon Frith Stephens, daugh* ter of Mrs, David Frith of Hope, was initiated into Lambda Sigma Alpha, senior women's honor so» ciety at Southern State College In May . , . members are chosen on a basis of scholarship, leadership and service ,. .Mrs, Stephens, the wife of Harry E, Stephens of Magnolia, is a 1965 graduate of Hope High and a junior history major at Southern State where she served as edi» Mrs, Dortbea Funk, R, N.. Liti tie Rock, Recruiter of retired folks who pass or those who approve a tax Increase are always the ones who can afford it... not Registered Nurses, was a visfc the little man who Is barely keep, tor in Hope on Monday, May 20; ing his head up under the burden, A luncheon, was given (n her honor at the Diamond Cafe by Over the years this newspaper "~ " * " •-•-••• has discovered that (AP)Haitian Tuesday night it has put a 35- Women man rebel Invasion force to elected flight and captured the two B25 bombers that landed the invaders. Government sources said 10of sedation's 7th annua} show wjll **" 35 inva(Jei>s were * med ^ a be held Saturday, May 25, at the 2 0-minute battle at Cap Haitien Coliseum at Fair park .,, hal. Tuesday and the rest fled to the ter classes perform at 10 a,m, hills with government troops in and others at 7 p.m. , . . Hope hot pursuit. Roundup Club will handle the In Washington, Haitian Am- concession "Papa Doc" Duvalier's tor of the 1967 yearbook and Is government declared a member of the Association of Students , , , she was secretary-treasurer of Lambda Sigma Alpha. The Arkansas Appaloosa As* one of the most popular of all features is house plans , , , seems everyone is an amateur architect."., anyway the local Extension office sends us about one a week,,, last week the Extension office reeelv. ed a letter from a resident of Shawnee Mission, Kansas want* ing a copy of one of the plans,., which proves the Star and the plans do get around. Four students from Hope are among a record 245 who are candidates for graduation from Ouachita Baptist University in commencement exercises at 1 p.m. By JOHN M, HIGHf OWER AP Special Correspondent PARIS (AP) — to a Sharp e*« change of arguments, North Vietnam's envoy raised the possibility today that the Paris peace talks might fall and to# U.S. Ambassador W, Averell Harriman the United States would, bear "the full and entire responsibility." Harriman, in talking with reporters after the formal meeting, accused North Vietnam 61 using the talks to "make a propaganda Impression on the world." "A lot of people are getting disgusted with these allegations (about the war in Vietnam*) which have no basis In fact whatever," he said. ..:-•:" A North Vietnamese spokesman said that during the fourth session, which lasted about three hours, Xuan Thuy told Harriman "in the event these official conversations do not conclude with result, the American side must bear full and entire responsibility." The spokesman also quoted Thuy as telling Harriman that thousands of Americans, and "progressive opinion" around the world, demand that lie change his attitude. Thuy denounced what he called "the obstinateness and the lack of seriousness of the American side." 4 The meeting was the fourth in the series which began 10 days ago. The next meeting will not be held until Monday morning, an interlude of four days— the longest yet. Harriman told reporters he had suggested that "we abandon the practice of going out with (public} statements so that .we, >.$an 'make;, some progress with discussions across the table." "* u '^~. But he said he thought .the North Vietnamese would not go along, and if they did not the United States delegation would then report publicly what Harriman said. Women Dies in Collision Hear Wynne WYNNE, Ark. (AP) - A 59- year-old Wynne woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in a two-car collision about a mile south of here on Arkansas 1. State Police identified the victim as Mrs. Lena Flowers, a-, passenger in a car driven by~ Mrs. Alice late, 23, of Wynne. Mrs. Tate and Bailey were injured. Mrs. Funk Honored at Luncheon Mr, C, L, Cross, Administrator of Hempstead County Meroorlal Hospital, Those attending the luncheon were Mrs,juaAitaRtcer Director of Nurses, Mrs,EU*i abeth Rogers, In-Service Educator, Hempstead County Memor>'. ial Hospital, and seven inactive retired registered nurses, Mrs, Funk stated, that South;* west Arkansas is suffering froia an acute shortage of active rt» gistered nurses, The two roajof hindrances to tht return of nujr»: ses to active duty are. low sai ies and day care programs, order to properly supervise other personnel, it is necessary that a nurse keep active in nursl stand , , , already bassador AVthur Bonhomme there are entries from sjx H, V. Williams of 802 S, Grady, told a news conference that all states from as far away as New -••-•"-' •• the dead were Haitians, Mexico. The invasion Monday was preceded by a bombing attack An American UgionAuicttiary on the capital in which oue per- volunteer will be handing you a son was reported killed and sev- blight red poppy Saturday, May eral others injured, One tomb 35 ... it's your opportunity landed several hundred yards to offer a tribute to this nation's rin™ fh >: - ,,, , ., »- to)I V Presideu * francs *>«va- war dead and to honor our disa, candidate for a B.A. to business Sead'Fou^Ms'SJLi 9 look Vh« i e ?" s "f f v ^ m : Uer's palace, but neither he nor bled veterans ,.; wear your pop, , . and 3U1 T Afcfcidge, son of Mrs? RoS Sta^v^nS- loek, the equipment truck, A any of his family were hurt. One py proudly, Mrs, Helen Aidridge of 'm E, ba dad In riwTLiT 9* V*®^newspaper said the president l^h, candidate for a B»s.g, 0§, ^sW toe ioaeSf &**• ^** was reading in bed at the time. 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