Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on May 30, 1968 · Page 12
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 30, 1968
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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 All-America: It's Name Is Automobile A gitators' stories about "hungry people" tn America are automatically discounted by the 1968 Digest of Automobile Pacts & Figures, which shows that, hungry or not. four out of every five households have a car. And one out of every four Is a two-car home. Other figures from the Automobile Manufacturers Association publication are equally startling. Of all 1967 model cars— 85 per cent had automatic transmissions, V-8 engines, and •radios. 75 per cent had power-steering. 38 per cent boasted power : brakes and factory air-conditioning. The most popular body model is:the two-door hardtop, passing .the four-door sedan in 1965 and accounting for 43 per cent of production In 1967. • The United States has 52.6 per "cent of the world's motor cars but our percentage Is slipping. : It was 66.1 per cent in 1958- since when other nations have improved their standard of living. -How long does the average family keep a car ? The average car's age was 5.63 years in 1967, dropping from 5.71 In 1966 and 5.9 In 1965. Only 16 per cent of auto mobiles are trucks, but they pay 32 per cent of all special federal and state vehicle taxes. - The impact of the motor Industry upon American business is tremendous. One out of every six business firms is an automobile sales outlet, servicer, or supplier. House Sought to Condemn Hewspaper LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas House today spent about 30 minutes arguing a resolution that would have condemned the Arkansas Democrat for publishing an editorial and cartoon May 23 that some legislators contended was too critical of the legislature. The cartoon and editorial dealt with "hypocrisy" surrounding the mixed drink issue in Arkansas and criticized the Methodist Church for adopting a resolution urging the legislature to defeat the administration's mixed drink bill. The resolution, which failed, was drawn by Reps. Albert Hays of Stuttgart and John Bethell of Des Arc. Rep. Cal Ledbetter of Little Rock said he believed that adoption of the resolution would be condemning editorial comment and would violate a basic part of free speech. Bethell said 20 years ago the news media wouldn't have dared support a drink bill in Arkansas. He also abhorred open drinking shown on television and in magazine advertisements. "All of us lack a whole lot in this old world of being perfect," Bethell said. Bethell said he once told the House that he "drank wet and voted dry," but that his statement was misinterpreted. "I was only trying to say that fm not perfect and neither are you," Bethell said. He said the mixed drink bill would have created open bars in every hotel and restaurant in Little Rock and Hot Springs. "Our children are in here (Little Rock) almost monthly and I know you don't want them to be sitting in the restaurant at the Marlon Hotel with mixed drinks being served," Bethell said. House Speaker Sterling R. Cockrill Jr. of Uttle Rock In-, terrupted to say that he would exercise his privilege to vote because he felt the resolution was "very unwise." ^•Educator Diet at 80 EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) James V, Spence Sr,, 80, of El Dorado, a former member of the state Board of Education, died Wednesday. Spence founded the Victoria Oil Co., and the Strong Light Plant, He served as % member of the Board of Education under three governors. Hope It* Star Printed by Offset City Subscrftefg; If yea fail to P&74431 between 6 Wd6t,, -Saturday before of by 5pirn, and ft cat net will deliver yoar paper, VOL 69-No. 195 - 14 (**«§ Star of Hope, 1099, Press 1827 Consolidated January 18, 1929 lift, ARKANSAS, tUlfiSDAY, MAY 30,1968 Member: Associated PtesS It Audit Bureau of Circulations Av, net paid circulation 3 mos. ending March 31,1968- 3,361 mtt w House Votes » * «•• That M« y B* en Prom Scoiplon Is ftttt T trfm NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy tot y dropped an effort to locate & G source of a radio transmission which appeared to Hv ** C61fle from «»e missing special legislative session fell „..»,»»,„ »i-^ c««*.^ rt « six votes short of passage m submarine Scorpion. the Senate today, but it was NORFC> kept alive temporarily on a re- that flare- consideration motion. day night The Senate voted 21-14 in fa- seemingly vor of a $4,750,000 tobbacco tax submarine bill, but the measure needed 27 votes to pass. Va. (AP) - Hope '*h word Wednes- radio message the missing -»n flickered LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas House today amended a Senate bill to transfer $1.5 million from the revolving fund to the Welfare Department to be used to grant elderly persons a $5 increase in monthly benefits. The House adopted the amendment by a 61-20 vote, then passed the bill 71-1 and sent it back to the Senate for concurrence. Also passed 86-0 was a Senate bill permitting the state Administration Department to transfer unencumbered balances in the general budget fund at the end of each fiscal year. The House also concurred 890 in a Senate amendment to a bill permitting a transfer of funds under the Revenue Stabilization Act and sent the measure to Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller for his signature. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Legislature, moving toward final adjournment at noon today, left Gcv. Winthrop Rockefeller's special session legislative program in shambles Wednesday. The House defeated the governor's riot control bill and the Senate dealt a killing blow to the mixed drink bill.' ' : The governor, before flying to Memphis Wednesday to attend a gridiron show, conceded there was little hope of salvaging anything from his program. Rockefeller said the legislature had created a situation that will require prompt action when it meets again in 1969. Asked what he may say about the legislature while campaigning this fall, the governor said, "In certain areas, 1 may suggest that some of the actions not taken were actions of irresponsibility." The Senate put the mixed drink bill to a quiet death by voting 23-10 to table It. Afterward, Sen. Q. Byrum Hurst of Hot Springs, who handled the measure, said that Rockefeller's support of the bill had helped kill it. "They just weren't going to pass anything he's for," Hurst said. "And he's honest in this." Legislators have reacted negatively to the mixed bill ever since Rockefeller announced he was including the proposal In his special session call. Hurst said that Arkansas See HOUSE VOTES on Page Two with the dawn today when no re* peat transmissions had been picked up* Navy spokesmen said invest!* gallon results were reported negative about 12 tours after six destroyers were sent into the Atlantic to hunt the source of the message heard by a Navy patrol plane and six ships about 8:28 p.m. EOT Wednesday, Navy officers acknowledged the possibility the lone message which identified the sender with the secret code name for the Scorpion, might have been a hoax. But a spokesman for the Atlantic Submarine Force said. "We still maintain the possibility that Scorpion will be found." By F. RICHARD CICCONE Associated Press Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Police rusi.ed reinforcements into the Wei t End riot area early today to Isperse crowds that hope." gathered afu.r two Negro youths The Two Rioters Killed in Louisville Nation in Tribute to War Dead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Americans honored their war dead today, the 100th anniversary of Memorial Day, as President Johnson told the nation's armed forces "We yearn for an end to war, for a time when the guns will be silenced for ever." the sound of taps, the fragrance of flowers and the meas* ured tread to martial music will accompany the speeches, readings and memorial observances in cities from coast to coast, As the casualty lists continued to grow in Vietnam, many Americans gathered in sorrow before fresh graves to plant flags and flowers In the tradl DeGaulle Won't Resign, Warns Nation off Threat of Communist Takeover That statement echoed words of tton that was begun on May 30. Cmdr. T. L. Ingraham, force 1868. public affairs officer, who told a news "The conference earlier today: Navy still maintains were shot to cteath. The poll'e and National Guardsmen -ontinued on alert after the stress were cleared of the crowds which had begun forming sh '.y after midnight. The fatalities Wednesday night wpr<> the fir. In the rioting whicli began Monday with a flurry of bottle tossing, burning and window smashing. Police said one of the victims, Matthias Browder, 18, was killed by a liquor store guard who told them he fired into a group of youths breaking a storefront window. James Groves, 14, was felled by a policeman who fired a shotgun blast in the direction of five persons from a cleaning shop which had been looted, the Police rushed reinforcements in the^WAst End to, dispense 'crowds which began to fbVm shortly a'fter word of the shootings spread. Lt. Col. Bert Hawkins, assistant police chief, said the early part of the evening Wednesday was "very threatening," but the violence was not as serious as the previous nights. The 2,000 National Guardsmen ordered to the city by Gov. Louie B. Nunn were used only occasionally Wednesday night as city officials tried to keep their part of a bargain with militant Negro youths. Mayor Kenneth Schmied met with the youths in a parking lot across from City Hall and promised to remove guardsmen from the streets if the Negro youths would act as marshals and try to cool tempers in the West End. The mayor also agreed to lift the curfew imposed at 11 p.m. Monday and again at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Judge William Colson of police court accompanied the mayor to the parking lot and promised to hold special court sessions to reconsider the cases of some 300 persons arrested Monday and Tuesday. The judge held a session Wednesday night and dismissed 49 charges of curfew violation. radio message was picked up when the patrol plane receiving it was 110 miles east of Norfolk. Search units were concentrated in an area stretching from 110 miles to more than 300 miles east of Norfolk. But no further radio transmissions wet t< Deported. The sole message said: "Any station this network. This is (and then gave the code name for the Scorpion.)" 'The Navy said the code name has been repeated numerous times in communications among the search force ships and planes, j Ingraham said the Navy did See SIGNAL THAT Then it was Gen. John A. Logan, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, who decreed that the day should be set aside "for the purpose of strewing flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of the country in the late rebellion." And through periods of peace and a succession of wars the practice continued. ^Defense Secretary Clark Clifford,, was to place the. President's wreath on the Arlington National Cemetery tomb of three soldiers whose names are lost forever to history. Built to house an unknown soldier of World War I In honor of all those whose remains could not be identified, the tomb has since been made the final rest- Ing place of two more unknown soldiers, from Wpjld War n and the Korean War. on Page Three French Crisis Could Force a ShHtvin the Vietnam Peace Talks By JOHN M. HIGHTUWEk Earth Is But a Vast Tomb, the Living Are Temporary Wayfarers By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Memorial Day is a resurrection, Millions of flowers, placed with loving hands, bloom upon a tidal wave of graves tenanted by gathering millions of ours honored dead— those fallen in war, those fallen in peace, Housewives and warriors, farmers and statesmen, orphans and overlords, girls and grandfathers—all sleep together in the tremendous democracy of death's common pasture, The earth itself is but a vast tomb and the living are but tern* porary wayfarers upon its surface. But on Memorial Pay they walk in spirit again, hand In Thomas a Kempis, "The Lord Is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart."— Old Testament, "How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?"- Oscar Wilde, "The soul is not where it lives but where it loves."—Thomas Fuller, "Memory is the treasury of all things and their guardian," — Cicero, "Memory is the one paradise out of which we cannot be driven,"- Sacha Guitry, "The things that were hardest to bear are sweetest to re mem* bar,"- Seneca, "How cruelly sweet are the AP Special Correspondent PARIS (AP) - The Vietnam peace talks which the French proudly welcomed less than a month ago may have to be shifted away from Paris in the next few weeks if France's domestic crisis continues. Officially the United States and North Vietnam have so far ignored the possible impact of the upheaval on their conference. Ambassadors W. Averell Harriman and Xuan Thuy and their delegations have gone about their meetings without interruption or any serious inconvenience. They live and work in a world apart from the demonstrations of students and workers, the street battles in the Latin Quarter, and the political ag- Youth, 15, Drowned Near DeQueen DE QUEEN, Ark. (AP) Alonzo Petttgrew, 15, of near De Queen, drowned Wednesday afternoon while swimming in the Rolling Fork River near De Queen, Petttgrew, a student at Bora- tlo, was the son of Mrs. Sibyl Young of near De Queen. Officers said the youth was swimming with his brother when he went down In about 10 feet of water. His body was recovered about 45 minutes later. Ouocfrito (/. President to Preath Here Dr, Ralph Phelps, President of .. .„•. - ww onies of a society in rebellion. U.S. .spokesman William J. Jorden told reporters Wednesday that to date the crisis has had no effect on the work of the delegations. He declined further comment, saying the situation is France's own internal affair. But no one is sure how long the isolation of the conference can continue. The negotiating teams are dependent on the French economy for food and services. So far as is known they rely primarily on French facilities for their communications. The French government furnishes police for their protection. Their shirts are washed and ironed in French laundries. Perhaps the most serious problem for the Americans to date has been to arrange transportation in and out of the country. With Orly Airport closed by general strike, officials leaving or Joining Harriman's group usually had to travel between Paris and Brussels by bus or car until two days ago when a military field near Paris was opened to commercial air traffic. Thuy and other members of the North Vietnamese delga- tion live outside Paris at C noisy- le-Roi. They moved from the Hotel Lutetta, about a mile from the Latin Quarter, two weeks ago. The move was understood to mean they were settling in for long negotiations here. It also took them far away from the turbulence of the university area, Harriman and his team live in the Hotel Crlllon on the Place de la Concorde across the Seine River from the Latin Quarter, Their offices are next door In the U,S. embassy, This district which also includes the Elysee Palace, Lresldent Charles de Gaulle's official residence, has oeen unaer massive poiiee guard since the trouble started. The Americans take their meajs in the embassy cafeteria or the many restaurants for * p Allies Fight Enemy in Saigon Area By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - Allied sol« diers fought doggedly in monsoon rains and blistering 100-de* gree heat today against Viet . . Cong and North Vietnamese to the federal government. WASHINGTON their hopes bouyed ty a radio message identifying the sender as the missing atomic submarine Scorpion, units of a massive air-sea search converge on an undisclosed area of the Atlantic. The shanties of Resurrection City .meet no housing standards of Washington, D.C., but the Interior Department says they don't have to- the land belongs $t r j kers «f» I J Tom I UIU tn RR Ml Uv forces from Saigon to the marshlands just below the demilitarized zone. Weary U. s. Marines reported killing 63 North Vietnamese troops in two days of fighting The Teamsters Union is stepping up its bid to organize public employes from garbage collectors to school workers* INTERNATIONAL Paris awaits President de along South Vietnam's northern Gaulle's return from his country frontier. This raised the toll of enemy claimed killed by allied forces along the DMZ since last Saturday to more than 1,000. The latest clash cost the Leathernecks nine killed and 43 wounded, the U.S. Command reported. Elements of North Vietnam's crack 325C Division kept the pressure on allied forces deployed in the craggy central highlands, marshalling heavy firepower, grenades and mortars ahead of a troop charge aimed at overrunning a U.S. 4th Division position 11 miles west of Dak To. The GIs dug in deeper, then replied to the enemy barrage with their own artillery, machine guns, mortars and small arms fire. Headquarters said the U.S. infantrymen repulsed the enemy attack after three hours of fighting. - -. • T w,,e n t y -f i v eTtorth Vle£' namese and eight Americans were reported killed and another 47 U.S. troops wounded. In efforts to chop up massing North Vietnamese concentrations of up to 15,000 troops in the highlands, huge B52s saturated the jungled mountains with bombs. Smaller Air Force, Navy and Marine tactical fighter-bombers streaked through moderate antiaircraft fire farther north to pound North Vietnam's southern panhandle. Body off LR Man Found NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Police said Wednesday that the body of a man found floating in the Arkansas River here Tuesday has been identified as Preston Jones, 76, of Little Rock. By RCDNEYANG6VE ', Associated Press Writer PARIS (Ap) - ft-esident Charles de Gaulle said today France is threatened by a "totalitarian Communist" dictatorship and he has no Intention of resigning. He dissolved the National Assembly but kept Georges Pompidou as premier. De Gaulle spoke to the nation by radio, His voice was firm and vigorous. He seemed to be in a fighting mood, after holding back during the two weeks that the strike waves have been spreading and, threatening France with economic paralysis. .'.,*. He spoke in short, clipped Sentences and said he would consider "other means than the immediate elections" if the worker showdown of force continued against his government. "In the present circumstances," De Gaulle said, "I shall not withdraw. I have a mandate from the people. I shall fulfill it I will not change the premier, whose value, solidity and capacity merit the homage of alL" De Gaulle and the government had seemed to be vacillating in the face of a suffocating strike wave that has idled an es- " timated eight to 10 million workers and closed all universities: *~ But the* president .indicated that his patience WHS aria end and that he intended to use the tools of the,government;,vigorously in a counterattackf ' * rt De Gaulle said that he was postponing the date of the scheduled June 16 referendum on his program, of reform for the economy and universities. He gave-no date for the legislative elections but said they would be held within the limit into Louisville's troubled West set by tte constitution. The con- End after the fatal shooting of stttution provides that elections two Negroes. sha11 be held 20 to 40 days aftei the assembly is dissolved. home amid speculation that he may be preparing to step down. POLITICS Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, calling California's primary the "ultimate test" of his presidential bid, begins an old-fashioned whlstlestop campaign. sen. Eugene J. McCarthy says he is the strongest presidential candidate the Democrats could name as he moves into Southern California. VIETNAM The Vietnam peace talks may have to be shifted away from Paris in the next few weeks if the French crisis continues. Struggling through 100-degree heat, U.S. Marines battle North Vietnamese along the demilitarized zone In a two-day clash. ; NATIONAL President Johnson, in a busy Memorial Day, meets with:Aus- * ti«lian Prime Minister^ John Gorton and Gen.,^William C. Westmoreland, and addresses the nation on television. A flaming gas explosion wrecks a suburban day nursery, killing nine persons, seven oi them young children. Americans honor their war dead on the 100th anniversary of Memorial Day. Police reinforcements race Active Duty Time Credited LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Employes Retirement Board agreed Wednesday to credit the time state employes are recalled to active military duty toward retirement. The board placed a five-year limit on the service credit and the employe must return to bis state job to claim the credit. All Around Town By The Star Staff Whltfield Masonic Lodge No, '^hi, national scholastic fra- 239 will confer an Entered Apprentice degree Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. ship from the top ten per cent Juniors and seniors who are De Gaulle asserted that "the present situation physically prevents" a vote on the referendum at this time. He said that the elections fox deputies would be held "unless an attempt is made to gag the entire French people by preventing it from expressing itself at the same time as an attempt is made to keep it from living, by the same means as students are prevented from studying* teachers from teaching, workers from working." "The means are intimidation*" deception and tyranny exerted* long organized for the which is a though it' of carrying 12 or more credit hours each semester , , . , they are Susan Cobb, daughter of Mr, and Mrs, James Cobb of 402. S, Fulton . , . Sharon Frith Stephens, daughter of Mrs, David Frith of 316 N. Washington, , . and Gayle Williams, daughter declared. Wind Shift to Bring State Rain Mr, and Mrs, Lester Kent were in Little Rock yesterday where he represented Hempstead County at a State Board meeting of the Poultry Industry , . , Mrs, Kent visited both houses of the Legislature, .„ ...-..„.,. .. .„. .. i *„,»,«*».•• A wind shift is expected to Wendal Rogers is a patient "M Gayle wuiiams, daughter bring more moisture into Arin Baptist Hospital at Little Rock of Mrs, L « C X Mae Williams of Kansas tonight and Friday in. , , , he is on the 5th floor, 1500 S, Hervey,,, all are Hope ereasing the possibility of (bin. High graduates, A — u -• Some $125,000 in federal dis* aster relief funds has been grant- Thursday Is visiting night at • "- the Girl Scout Day camp,,, visitors are invited to tour the area and attend a short pro* gram , . , the time is from 1 to 8;30 p,m, the girls will spend the night in camp, ed to Arkansas by the Presi dent , . , this is an initial al. location , , , counties included to the disaster area to this section are Sevier, Howard, Little River, Hempstead, Nevada, Pike and Clark, Aimer Willis of Home dershowers and widely tered thunderstorms, The shower activity Is ea to become more numerous Friday and S&twJay as m \i»* tuw accumulates to the *«? °S!* ^J^ wq ier the state early morntee and brtag some relief from toe showers, Tewperat«re§ which Paris is ton»us, Having operating B4BGrocery Store, hand, heart to heart, with those echoes that start when memory who He unforgotten beneath the plays an old tune on the heart." headstones, Memory anew a vanished unity. welds - Eliza Cook, "A sorrow's crown of sorrows The problem of loss and be- is remembering happiei reavement has stirred the sages things," - Alfred Tennyson, of the ages, and these are a few "Mankind are always happier of the thoughts they held: "Grief is crowned with consolation."- Shakespeare. "Thou shalt rest sweetly if thy heart reprehend thee not."- tor having been happy; so that if you make them happy now, See iaRTH 15 BUT on Page Two June 2, at First Baptist Church, Hope, Arkansas, Services are at 10:45 a,ra, and 7:00 p.m. Dr. Phelps has just comple* ted his 15th year as President of Ouchlta Baptist University, having taken a leave of apsence last year to serve &s Southwest Region Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, He is an outstanding speaker and much in demand, We are greatful for ttw opportunity to hear him, and the public is cordially tovlied to*** trie generators but tend the services this Sunday. V*°te®( on diesel fuel or gaso* June Z, line to keep them running. bar who has been in business in Hope for the past 31 years, , „ embassy cars available they are not seriously limited to their ac» bus strikes, "If wings get no worse," one like this indefinitely." The embassy and tne Crlllon, like many other establishments in the city, l&ve standby elec* that time the store has two locations, original* on West Third then moving to its present home at Second and Hazel , . , , Mr, Baber's son, Larry has now Join* ed his father in the business, Three Juniors from Hope were araonf the record 60 new members pledged to the Southern State College chapter of Alpha *W go to for a year bass in 9, ne used a lucky 13 gndasipowd test Une , , , be was ijmply showing out • Uttlo forlUsbrottj* er, Arthur Wil«s, vte> Jives in Laredo, Texas, Major James H, Moore aad ". wUl arrive today from Honolulu, Hawaii, after a three year tour of duly , , , he wttl visit hl$ mother. Mrs, "JMma S» Moore end sisfer, Mrs, Mary Bonoino , . . Major Moore in lite Juns two Killed In Collision LITTLE ROCK (Ap were «Uj» mm south oj Ttovfetto

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