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The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! T Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Wtthburn French Revolt Against the 'Establishment' he strikes and rioting of France's undeclared civil war against the regime of Gen. Charles deGauile are said to be costing that country a bil* lion dollars a week. Superficially the trouble resembles outbreaks that have occurred in the United States— but the causes fire deep and grave in France. Student riots In the U.S.A. usually are described as demonstrations against "the establishment," meaning that kids who haven't yet begun to earn a living don't like the way adults support themselves. We couldn't care less, of course—for experience tells us that while today's walking tax deduction may be a radical the first decade of making his own way In the world will grind him down to a conservative, or at least a middle- of-the-roader. But the trouble in France goes deeper. True, It started with 'demonstrations by students, but then it spread to adult workers numbered by millions. The adult population woke up to the fact that It is riding a fruitless economic merry-go-round, and demanded that the government stop -.both the music and the machine. v ' But France is faced with a far- reaching business and govern, mental crisis. In the previous cycle a score of political parties fiddled while the nation burned Its way toward bankruptcy. The Fourth Republic collapsed and Gen. deGaulle Was made president with dictatorial powers to enforce economic recovery under the Fifth Republic. He saved France— now the people are crying for "the good old days." But we who have kept up with French business practices know that deGaulle was telling the truth when he warned his people that if France Is to obtain a higher standard of living and at the same time maintain a solvent government she has to overhaul her entire manufacturing and distribution system. France to this day is trying to maintain family-style industry and family-style retailing in competition with machine industry and volumo selling in other countries. As deGaulle pointed out, France faces either economic change or collapse. Here are some examples: French machines don't sell well on the world market because of lack of standardization and mass production, and resultant high prices. The cost of living for France's people has gone up unduly because of retailing trust agreements which virtually forbid stores from posting price cuts. A discovery that shocks free- trading Americans, for instance, is this: A merchant in a French town has to get permission from competing merchants before he can advertise a price-cutting sale I These are some of the things that are wrong in France. De- Gaulle has told his people the truth- whether they'll face up to it is another matter. Negroes Hurl Rocks at High Court Building WASHINGTON (AP) - Shouting "Viva, Viva," a half-dozen angry demonstrators crashed their way Into the Supreme Court today and hurled rocks through the windows of a main floor office. They were pushed back by four members of the court's special police force and left as a sort of calling card a button that read, "Nosotros venceremos" (we will win). The violent outburst came after a group of about 300 from the Poor People's Campaign had assembled on the court steps to protest a court ruling affecting Indian fishing rights in the Northwest. Rocks broke four windows in the court's file room, strewing shards of glass along the floor, and startled several women em- ployes who fled the room shout' ing, "They're coming." There was no indication of any injury. The demonstrators were dressed in work clothes and several wore bandannas around their necks, Che was a young girl. It* Printed by Offset <Sn ft --I Star of Hope, 1S99, Press 1921 Consolidated January 18. HOPE, ARKANSAS. flHMESDAY, MAY 29,1961 Members Associated Press & Audit Bureau of Circulations. Av, fiet paid circulation 3 mo9, ending Mfei?ch 31,1968-3,361 me to Group Has a 'Democratic Tax Package' LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Joint Budget Committee of the General Assembly came up with a "Democratic tax package" Tuesday that would satisfy some state agency demands for extra funds, The committee decided to sponsor a bill to increase the cigarette tax 2 cents a package and to levy a 20 per cent tax on the wholesale price of cigars. The package would satisfy demands for extra funds by the colleges and universities, a $500 increase for teachers, a $5 increase in Welfare payments and an increase in the supplements for nursing homes taking care of welfare patients. It also would allow the governor to use his contingency fund to meet the most pressing needs of the state prisons. The committee agreed to introduce the bill only in the Senate because It feared the bill had little change of passage in the House. Normally, Joint Budget Committee bills go into both houses simultaneously. The bill would raise an estimated $4,750,000 in new revenue. Gov. Wlnthrop Rockefeller said later Tuesday that he would be receptive to a compromise bill calling for a 2-cent increase in the cigarette tax. "Although I would regard it less attractive, I would give it serious and sympathetic consideration if it reached my desk," Rockefeller said. The House defeated the administration's bill Monday call- Ing for a 3-cent increase on a pack of cigarettes. Sen. Clarence Bell of Parkin, whose suggestions resulted in the committee bill, said the tax iiwanis Speaker - Jon Leim photo with Star camera BILLDENMAN Juvenile delinquency, the Kiwanis Club meeting by Larry biggest headache of court to- Patterson local attorney and Bill day, was discussed at Tuesday's Denman, prosecuting attorney. Buffalo Boy Can Now Learn to Walk After Gift of Only $100 Will Ti? tc Move Talks Up a Stage By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent .. . . . . ., PARIS (AP) - Ambassador es would not impose a hardship w> Averell Harriman Is expect- on anyone, ed to make a new attempt In "'.If,you don't want to smoke comlng sess ions of the Vietnam f 1 » pa iL i? 6S ' q * P 6 * 06 talks to move them be- I? T i £, * A i y° nd the sta &e of propaganda Rep Jack Gates of Augusta exchanges and into meaningful said the bill would give univer- secret discussions onde-escalat- sities and colleges and the elderly the priority he felt they deserved. The committee also recommended passage of a bill which would provide an additional $2.3 million for public schools, $2 million for higher education LBJ Vows No More Bombing Reduction By LEWIS GUL1CK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson says he's prepared to keep his peace envoys in Par* is for an indefinite period but will not further reduce U,S, bombing of North Vietnam without similar restraint by Hanoi, Johnson's comments at a Tuesday news conference came after he was briefed on the Paris talks by Cyrus R, Vance, top assistant to chief U.S. negotiator W. Averell Harriman. Vance also briefed top Congress members, after which Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said he was "not discouraged" about peace prospects. But Mansfield voiced hope "the American people .realize this is something that will take weeks and maybe months." , ; ;v Vance plans to return ff Hhe French capital late this week, v Johnson said it is time for the . See LBJ VOWS (on page two) Streets to Interchange \ to Be Studied | The Board of Directors reviewed a proposal of the State Highway Department for connections to the Interstate system. The plan would provide a road from the Highway 4 Interchange to connect with a road from the Highway 29 Interchange in the North part of town, and then South along Edgewood, crossing behind the High School, to Join Highway 29 South. Shover Road would be improved to connect Highway 4 with the North-South Road at Edgewood. A group of dozens were at the meeting and /offered suggestions about relo- 1 eating this road somewhere East souri, who had seen a newspa- of Edgewood. They felt this plan Senate Okays Bill to Help Poor Buy Homes and Rent Apartments By CARL ROBINSON SAIGON (AP) - With tears '-naming down her face, the Vietnamese widow expressed thanks for the $100 gift sent to her son, a 12-year-old Buffalo boy who lost both legs after being hit by a mortar shell. "I am grateful to you and your help," said Huynh Thi Gai, 51. "My home has. been de r stroyed and I am very poor. It is very difficult for me to care for my children. I thank you very much." .... The gift came from a woman some 10,000 miles away in Misr By JOE HALL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has passed a $5 billion housing bill containing a major new program to help poor families buy homes or rent apart* ments. A 67-4 vote Tuesday sent the bill to the House where a Banking subcommittee already has approved legislation of similar scope. Sponsors voiced confidence the measure will be sent to President Johnson before final adjournment, although they forecast some trouble for it in the House floor debate. Johnson issued a statement applauding Senate approval of what he called "the largest and most comprehensive housing bill in the history of our nation." The bill's key feature authorizes broad new federal subsidies to help low-income families buy or rent homes. The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, leader of the Poor People's Campaign here, said the measure would go a long way toward meeting his group's housing goals. The administration figures the new subsidies should make possible 85^000 starts on new and rehabilitated units available for See SENATE OKAYS (on page two) Two Attacks Hurled Back Marines and $700,000 for prisons from existing funds. Money for public schools was in the bill as Introduced in the Senate last week and it would come from the general budget revolving fund. Nashville Man Dies in Wreck By THE ASSOCIATED NASHVILLE, Ark. (AP) - J. Robert Compton, 87, of Nashville was killed Tuesday in a car-truck collision on Arkansas 4 about three miles east of here. Compton's car collided with a truck driven by Fred Caldwell Jr., of Nashville. Caldwell was not injured. the war. Harriman and his advisers think there is little chance of early agreement from Ambassador Xuan Thuy of North Vietnam to do this. But they insist private diplomacy will have to be employed if the talks are to make any progress. President Johnson said in Washington Tuesday that the time has come to get away from "fantasy and propaganda" and into "quiet, serious discussions." While expressing dissatisfaction with the two and a half weeks of negotiations, Johnson declared: "We shall continue PRESS Patiently to see if the Paris talks can yield constructive results." Harriman and Thuy meet behind closed doors, but statements are issued afterward and spokesmen for both sides brief See WILL TFY (on page two) The Young Dream of the Future, the Aged Dream of the Past By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - The greatest reward of age is memory. The young delight in fantasies black stockings up. of the future; their busy minds The height of devil-may-care paint pretty picture fables life as they dream it may be. But memory is the master painter in the calmer minds of those who have been longer boy would spend a delirious 10 minutes scratching the marks left on his legs by the elastic bands he used to keep Ms long of for a lad was to put his cap on backwards and ride down a long hill on hts bicycle without holding on to the handlebars. You could drive out of his touched by time. It presents" in mind every grownup within two fadeless colors not the scenes of blocks of your home by putting what-may*e but the scenes of what-has-been. You've trudged many a far step along life's highway yourself if you can look back and remember when- Some unknown classmate penned an unsigned Inscription in your high school yearbook: "Roses are red, violets are blue, somebody loves you—you'll nev* a tin penny whistle in your mouth and blowing bird calls on it from morning to dusk. Any "war between the gener* ations" usually ended in a trip to the woodshed, from which youth limped out later a weeping loser. Only poor people were on diets, and they called it "doing without." Home didn't seem quite home er guess who." Every kid in the family hated in the occasional summers when the chore of having to go down a wren failed to build her nest in the basement on winter in one of the front porch eaves, nights and bank the coal fire in The traditional symbol of a the furnace. Who knew what grandfather was a long white terrible demons lurked In those e A p TRP VOTTMO terrible cellar shadows? ~ ce * a ~ I^UHU Before he fell asleep a small (on page three) per picture of young Truong Van Cao while he was recuperating in Saigon's Cho Ray Hospital shortly after the lunar new year offensive last February. The donor, Miss Nancy Ashley Smith of St. Louis, sent a check for the boy to President Johnson. The President in turn had it forwarded to Saigon, where the chief of the Refugee Division of the U.S. Agency for International Development, John F. Thomas of Minneapolis, Minn,, made the presentation. Three months ago life looked bleak for little Cao in the big, strange city of Saigon. His childhood home had been in the countryside in Hau Nghia, west of Saigon, where he rode the backs of the water buffalo as they grazed, or chased after the huge beasts through the rice paddies. But since the Tet offensive, life for Cao had been one chaotic move after another. From the rice field, where he was tending the buffalo when mortar fragments tore into his legs, he was taken to a U.S. Army hospital at Cu Chi. In the hospital, doctors found it necessary to amputate both legs to save the boy's life. Then he was moved to Saigon's Cho Ray Hospital. He was there in a crowded ward when some of the heaviest fighting of the Tet offensive took place around it. After the fighting died down, room was found for Cao at the National Rehabilitation Center, a Vietnamese government institute where 90 per cent of the pa. tlents are civilians, The center has highly trained personnel and capabilities for making and fitting new limbs, Now Cao must learn to use his new legs, and like many of the other patients at the institute, it means a new start in life for Mm, Orange 06/ecf Sighted Sub Searchers WASHINGTON (AP) - The Navy today reported the sight* ing of an unidentified orange object north of an Atlantic oil slick which has thus far been the only clue as to the possible whereabouts of the missing sub. marine Scorpion and its crew of 99. would interfere with the development of the school and would pass through an area where right-of- way is very expensive. The Plan- See STREETS TO On (Page Two) Laundry Fair Rescheduled for June 6 Ninety came through rain, hail and high water to the Laundry Fair May 17, to see and hear What's new and find solutions to problems in laundry. Interest was high but not as high as the water and tornado alerts. Because of the interest and the need for information brought about by new products, fabrics, equipment confronting today's homemaker, the laundry Fair is rescheduled for Thursday, June •-6, at the Coliseum from 1:30 p.m. till 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p. m. till 9:00 p.m., with an even better program planned. This educational training opportunity received excellent cooperation May 17, except from the weatherman. Exhibits were displayed by )dealers cooperating. Specialists gave the unbiased facts and home* makers were free to look at ex- habits displaying wlat is available and apply facts learned. Equipment was displayed by Home Furniture, Hamm Tire and Supply, Goodyear, Collier Furniture and Appliance, Hope Hard* ware, and Sears-Roebuck. Fabrics were displayed by the Fabric Center, Lewis McLarty, Haynes Brothers, Wests, and Rephans, Laundry products displays were exhibited by Safeway, A&P Grocery, and Kroger. Dealers contributing door prizes to lucky winners attending fair wer§ Sears-Roebuck, Wests, Kroger, Montgomery Ward, J, C, Penney, Fabric Center and Re- phans. Coffee, and cookies were serv» ed compliments of A&Pancj Krog» ers. Special thanks go to the Hope Star and KXAR for their interest in making homemakers aware of this educational opportunity. With such cooperation and interest an enthusiastic crowd is expected June 6. ifeke your plans now to attend. by By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) J- .South Vietnamese troops battled Viet Cong holdouts today on the southwest side of Saigon as the U.S. Marines reported hurling back two massive North Vietnamese assaults near Khe Sanh. The Marines said they killed 230 of the enemy. "The war has intensified," said Gen. William C. Westmoreland, "but the enemy is not doing well militarily. They've had no military victories." After four days of hard fighting on the outskirts of Saigon, the South Vietnamese said they had wiped out the last Viet Cong pockets in Gia Dinh, on the northern side of the city, and retaken two thirds of the Phu Lam residential area on the southwest side of the city. In Phu Lam, four miles from downtown Saigon, government marines were advancing from the south while rangers pushed In from the north, trying to dig out a Viet Cong force strengthened by 100 or more reinforcements during the night. U.S. gunship helicopters fired rockets into buildings from which enemy snipers were laying down sharp barrages of small arms and rocket fire into street intersections. AP News Digest POLITICS Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy defeats Sen. Robert F, Kennedy in Oregon presidential primary, Richard M. Nixon says his victory virtually clinches his drive for the Republican fiomiflatlrtn. With Jack Bell analysis on the Oregon primary outcome. SCORPION Navy officials indicate hope is ebbing for the missing atomic submarine Scorpion and her 99- man crew. VIETNAM U.S. Marines hurl back two massive North Vietnamese assaults near Khe Sanh. South Vietnamese troops make progress in the fighting on the outskirts of Saigon. President Johnson says he is prepared to keep his peace envoys in Paris for an indefinite period but will not further reduce U.S. bombing without matching restraint from Hanoi. W. Averell Harriman is expected to make a new attempt to move the Paris talks from propaganda exchanges into meaningful secret discussions. INTERIjrATIONAL The Cbjimitoists call another demonstration as the general strike continues to spread in France. Eduardo Mbndlane says he may be killed at any time but his group will wrest Mozambique from Portuguese rule. , Foreign pundits accuse Americans of lack of Interest in events abroad and lack of knowledge about poverty at home. •'••*•- r NATIONAL Racial violence occurs for the second straight night in Louisville's predominantly Negro area. ,5 • - .....,-.. v -•... *- -W^st vPoint cadets consume 1^'C^oWves of bread, 80,060 pies and cakes, 800,000 cups of ice cream and tons of meat a year. The fat ones are the real beautiful people, a psychiatrist says. WASHINGTON The Senate passes a $5 billion housing bill containing a major new program to help poor families buy homes or rent apartments. The Securities and Exchange Commission investigates the cost of buying and selling stocks. House Insists on $10 Billion Spending Cut WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted today to insist on a $6 billion spending cut if a $10 billion income tax increase is approved. It defeated a move to reduce the mandatory slash to $4 billion — the figure President Johnson has said he would reluctantly accept. Kennedy Is Stunned in Oregon By WALTER R,' WEARS Associated Press Writer PORTLAND, OT6, (AP} Sen, Eugene J, McCarthy scored an Oregon upset to refuel his campaign . for the White House, and 'Sen. Robert F. Kennedy has conceded defeat in a Democratic presidential prl* mary he once said he could not afford to lose. The Democratic rivals turned today to, California where they do primary battle again next Tuesday-^ and where the Oregon surprise is likely to echo, Richard M, Nixon scored a 72 per cent runaway on the Republican ballot, and said that showing virtually eliminated the possibility that his drive for the GOP presidential nomination could be derailed. The derailing was done on the Democratic side, where Mc« Carthy was capturing 44 per. cent of the vote to Kennedy's 38 percent, McCarthy said that should silence people who question his credentials as a real contender for the nomination, and have asked whether he will wind up supporting Kennedy or Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. .Humphrey was an absent beneficiary of Kennedy's Oregon setback, even though he .never-; set a campaigning foot in the state. , Kennedy argued across Oregon that Humphrey is his real . rival for the nomination. The, vice president came to the race too late to enter the primaries/ but he has been criss-crossing the nation, working to line up convention delegate support The Oregon outcome is likely to make-that quest easier. Humphrey was receiving 5': per cent of the dregon vote on • ' ai he has spurned renomination, and got 13 percent. . , _, t} ^Administration loyalists, mar- :, shaled by organized labor, promoted Johnson votes in a campaign they hoped would benefit Humphrey. The Democratic decision awarded McCarthy 35 nominal- ing votes, while Nixon captured ' * 18 GOP delegates. The primary; binds them for two ballots, until ' released, or until the winners fail to secure 35 per cent of the . convention vote. v ~ The Oregon count was proceeding slowly as votes were tallied on a crowded ballot bigger than a newspaper page. This was the Democratic lineup with 1,787 of 2,599 precincts All Around Town By The Star Staff A Star newsboy, Jimmy Dodson, lost his wallet containing some $8 in cash while on his paper route ... it was found by Ralph Routon and Larry White and returned to the happy youth. Hempstead County Courthouse will be closed Thursday in observance of Memorial Day , ,, county offices will be open as usqaj on Friday, May 31, There's no question about it, the bream are really Wtingprac. ticajly ail over Millwood Lake, Mrs, Earl Powns is a patient at Wsdley Hospital, Room 318, Texarkana, Tex,, where she m* derwent surgery on Tuesday, Mrs, Nor ma Steddoxisthenew President of the Classroom Teachers of Texarlsana, Art, She is the daughter of Mr, and Mrs, Clifford Franks of Hope, The new football coach at Prescott is James WrJght , ,, Mrs, Wright, the former MnOa Polk of Hope, Mr. Wright, and their i. children viU to living on W. 3rd St, In Presoott," there from Gurdon, where be coached last year. Leaving 4i|m Texarkana Friday for Glorletta, N.M. will be Mary Nell Williams and Cynthia Trout, who will be counselors for the first six weeks session of the Baptist Assembly there , , , both girls lave been to Glorleta as campers, but this is their first year to serve as counselors, Beginning June 1 KXAR wtt| increase .its news and weather coverage with an addition of 17 five minute news cast Saturday and Sunday ,, , KXAR wtti a|8Q broadcast the commencement exercise at the University of Ar» kansas Saturday at 2 p.m, at which time president^} eandi* date Yice«President Hubert Hum, phjev will to heard, Airman James M, Steed, son of PeU»rt J, steed ol Preset Bt, 6. bis eonipietea basic tr^iig a| AnmriUo AFP, &„ tor tallied scnogJlng as a liquid oxy* gen specialist,, ,Airm*a stead is g 1967 81,188 for 44 per : cent; Kennedy 70.645 for 38 per • cent, Johnson 23,649 or 13 per cent, Humphrey 9,755, or 5 per cent. Nixon's overwhelming vote' read this way: Nixon 110,512 for 72 per cent, California Gov, Ronald Reagan ; 33,763, or 22 per cent, New York : Gov, Nelson A, Rockefeller 8,836 ; write-in votes for 5 per cent, Sen. Morse Just Might Lose Election PORTLAND, Ore. CAP) ~ Sen, Wayne Mfcrse's vote margin over former Congressman Robert Duncan dropped to under 1,500 today and the voter- an's bold on his Senate seat was in grave question. Counting in Oregon's primary election moved slowly but the btegest block of uweported votes was in Afyltaomab County (Portland) where Duncan was ahead and inching into a slightly stronger position, With 3,170 of 2,599 precincts reported it was Morse 180,861 and Duncan 129,463, A third can* didate, PIUI MoAJmon^ had 13.39Q, Morse, g strong,wille4, starp. teegued former tew school dean wto served two Senate terms as % Republican, js tn his se&gg term as 8 Democrat. TTais is tte> first time to ever faced ft seri* - Olftttenf e JR i Workitortf

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