Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 13, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 13, 1974
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Under deficits and Inflation, Government doesn't go broke-it privet e citizens do Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn How to Catch a Goose- Maybe The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission having accepted my offer to donate Canada geese for breeding stock on any preserve of their choice, Gene Allen, Star mechnical superintendent, and I set about to capture the four 1973 birds which we proposed to cage for transport. Gene brought the cages from his farm on Highway 4 East. But catching the fowl was a different matter. We trapped one in the old walk-in quail cage where we feed the geese on the "Back 40", but in the scuffle two others took to the air, one landing in the neighboring yard on the south side and the other crossing Main St. We recovered the one next door and locked him in the dogyard, evicting my disapproving boxer dog. The imprisoned character began a series of goose calls, and to our surprise the bird across the street flew back into my yard. We got him into the dogyard also, and then transferred the one in the quail cage, making three birds under control. Warden Ben G. Waller arrived Saturday morning with Gene Allen, expecting to crate up four Canadas. But first they had to catch No. 4 in the "Back 40." To be brief, this character was uncatchable, as shown in the picture on this page—so Waller left with three birds. Others will follow as our catching technique improves. Evicted from his own doghouse and dogyard for three days, my boxer took a subtle revenge. With all the backyard to roam in he leaned against the dogyard gate for three solid days, giving the big birds what was intended to be an intimidating stare. They ignored him. I've got news for the dog: If that gate had happened to spring open those Canadas would have whipped the daylight out of him. The Canada goose can throw paralyzing rights and lefts with those powerful wing muscles. The only way to cope with them is to grab both wings and pin them to the 18-pound body—a job no dog is equipped to do. Fire school underway Firemen kicked off their 21st regional fire school Monday night at the Hope fire station with good attendance from the surrounding area. The fire school is financed by the State, and is put on by the Southwest Technical Institute Fire Training Academy at East Camden. Instructors at last night's meeting were Elmo Anderson, Gene Hendrix, and Ralph Scantlin. Andy Fortner, White Murphy, both leaders in fire training and head men of the Institute, were also there. Men who attended were from Hope, Prescott, Lewisville, Texarkana, Bradley and Ashdown. The subject was on Inspection Practices, Pre-Fire Planning and Fire Inspection. The welcoming address was given by Leonard Ellis, member of the City Board of Directors. Hope VOL. 75-No. 257 -8 Pages Kapir RntoS^Ms-nl'Features HOPE. ARKANSAS TUESDAY. AUGUST Chloride spray ban sought WASHINGTON (A?) - The staff of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recommended banning all aerosol sprays under the agency's-'' jurisdiction that contain vinyl chloride. In an internal briefing paper due to to be distributed today to the five commissioners, the staff noted that vinyl chloride "has been rather conclusively identified" as the cause of rare liver cancer in 24 industrial workers. The staff also recommended full refunds to get the chemical out of American homes. Workers with vinyl chloride run a 10,000-times greater risk of contracting the disease ang- iosarcoma, a form of cancer, UMW union calls strike The United Mine Workers union has called a work stoppage expected to close about 1,200 soft-coal mines next week and lower the nation's stockpiles of coal. DRY than the general population, federal scientists estimated. "No safe level of exposure to vinyl chloride has been established," the staff said. "On the other hand, there is no specific evidence that the concentrations and frequencies of exposure to vinyl chloride from aerosolized consumer products is causally related to develop* ment of angiosarcoma of the liver in humans." The commission on May 23 proposed designating vinyl chloride-containing sprays under its jurisdiction as banned hazardous substances. Two spray paint companies and a trade association suggested that refunds be limited to products marketed after the effective date of the proposed ban. However, the staff suggested that refunds be unrestricted to "facilitate the removal of products" containing the chemical as part of their propellant. Tests with laboratory animals have produced liver cancer in mice, rats and hamsters at all levels tested down to 50 parts per million, medical personnel reported. A typical household aerosol sprayed in a small bathroom for 30 seconds could produce concentrations of 250 parts per million, they said. The commission has jurisdiction over paints, degreasers, lubricants and adhesives containing vinyl chloride in aerosolized form. Maddox seeking second term as governor today ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Les> ter G. Maddox seeks a second term as governor today as Georgia voters choose Democratic and Republican gubernatorial nominees from a field of 17 candidates. Maddox, a 58-year-old segregationist who has served since 1971 as lieutenant governor, told newsmen Monday night he expects to win today's nomination. But political observers feel voter apathy caused by Watergate will induce a small voter turnout and force a runoff Sept. 3. To avoid a runoff, Maddox must receive more than 50 per cent of the votes cast, and that is considered unlikely. Picture story: Last year's goose is a 'Loner' Photo, Made last Sunday, Aug. 11, in the "Back 40," the miniature game preserve behind the editor's residence, illustrates an ancient law of wildlife. In the foreground are seven Canada Geese, the old gander and hen and their five grown goslings hatched in 1974—while going away at far left is a goose from the 1973 hatch, disowned by parents and brothers and sisters. With each new nesting season the old pair drive off last year's children as strangers. Eventually the five young geese in the foreground will join the "loner" at left. It's the first law of the goose kingdom, enforced by the old gander every Spring and Summer. The editor donated three 1973 Canadas to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission for the stocking of a game preserve. The fourth 1973 bird was included in the deal—but the effort to catch —Hope (Ark.) Star photo him (or her) was unsuccessful. The three were picked up Saturday, Aug. 10, by Ben G. Waller, G.&F. game warden, with an assist by D.E. Allen, Star mechanical superintendent. Later on the "loner" and the five birds of this year's crop also will be turned over the Game & Fish Commission. Other citizens of the "Back 40" are a pair of domestic White China geese and a wildlife widow, a white-fronted (Brant) goose. By the grapevine the editor heard her mate met with an accident, and some thoughful souls heaved her over the fence into the "Back 40" a couple of years ago. Although a wild bird, she chooses to run with the domestic pair rather than the Canadas. The Canadas mate for life, besides which, the old Canada hen is as prodigous a fighter as the gander—which shows that the Brant hen has a lot of sense in staying away from the warlike pair. Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending March 31. 1974—4,080 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. ioc President proposes economic conference WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford is moving swiftly to plan an economic summit conference to battle the inflation he labeled "Domestic Enemy No. 1." And he is pressing Congress to act within 10 days to revive the government's tools to monitor wages and prices. Congressional Democrats joined Republicans in applauding the tone of Ford's presidential keynote speech Monday night. But some said they will have to be convinced the new President can find the correct cure for the Cation's soaring prices. Ford spoke to a packed House chamber and to millions across the country, calling on Congress to join "in getting this country revved up and moving" and pledging to seek a balanced federal budget in the fiscal year starting next July 1. He never referred directly to the Watergate scandal that drove Richard M. Nixon from the presidency last week but pledged, "There will be no illegal tapings, eavesdropping, buggings or break-ins by my administration." And Ford mentioned his predecessor's name only once, declaring he has supported and will continue "the outstanding foreign policy of President Nixon." He made no mention of perhaps his most immediate problem —the choice of a new vice president. Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott said earlier Monday Ford is "nowhere near" making a decision. At the invitation of the "Fords, the former president's daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, and her husband David joined the new First Family in the Executive Gallery. The former president watched at his San Clemente, Calif., home and wired Ford: "Congratulations on a Splendid Speech." On the floor of the House chamber, an unusually large number of congressmen and senators were present to hear the 38th President outline his goals for the two-year, five- month remainder of Nixon's shattered presidency. Ford proposed little specific legislation—the wage-price monitoring authority now and a health insurance measure before the end of the year. And he said the nation's voters should support the candidates this November "who consistently vote for tough deci- sions to cut the cost of government, restrain federal spending and bring inflation under control." Waves of cheers and applause thundered across the cavernous chamber as Ford was escorted in. And members of both parties cheered when the 25-year congressional veteran declared his motto towards Congress: "Communication, conciliation, compromise and cooperation." But the applause was noticeably louder from Ford's fellow Republicans, than from them jority Democrats, when the President pledged to fight for a balanced budget while maintaining a strong defense. 'It's going to be quite a trick to balance the budget by fiscal 1976, and not cut the Pentagon budget," said Sen. Phillip A. Hart, D-Mich. "He said the things the country wanted to hear. His big task now is to find the solutions," said Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash. Sen. Barry Goldwater, R- Ariz., said "it was exactly what the country needs. I agree with what he said on the economy and the defense budget." In urging an economic summit conference, to be composed of congressmen, senators, businessmen, labor leaders and executive branch officials, Ford acknowledged he was adopting a plan first pushed by Senate Americans can expect higher grocery prices By LOUISE COOK Associated Press Writer Americans can expect higher supermarket prices next year because of smaller-than-expected farm harvests this fall. That was the message that economists and food industry sources got from the Agriculture Department's report on Monday that the nation's corn harvest would be lower than at any time since 1970. "It isn't a disastrous situation, but it's a serious one," said Richard Lyng, president of the American Meat Institute. "It does mean in 1975 upward pressure on food prices. There's no question about that," said Dawson Ahalt, an economist for the Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz told a meeting of poultry producers in New Orleans that food prices may go up 14 per cent this year. That's 2 per cent higher than earlier estimates. Butz said the exact increase would depend on "wage rates in the food processing and packaging industry." The government market- basket for June, the most recent month available, showed that food prices rose 3 per cent in the first half of the year. The July figures for retail prices aren't ready yet, but a recent report showed wholesale food prices went up 3.6 per cent last month, indicating another boost at the supermarket. Heavy rains during spring planting season, followed by hot, dry weather that reached drought proportions in much of the Midwest, cut sharply into the nation's harvests of corn and soybeans—two key grains used to feed dairy cows, beef cattle and poultry. Butz repeated earlier claims that "the impact of the drought has been overestimated." He said it was serious, but noted that the wheat crop—harvested earlier—was better than last year's. Lyng and other experts said it was hard to tell just what impact the lack of corn would have on food prices. Most agreed that over the long run, the consumer can expect to pay more for meat and milk. Last year's corn harvest was about 5.6 billion bushels. Early this spring, the Agriculture De- partment predicted a 1974 harvest of 6.4 billion bushels. That was lowered to an estimate of between 5.95 and 6.35 billion bushels. Monday, the department said its best guess was that farmers would harvest 4.97 billion bushels—down 12 per cent from last year. Rains that fell over the Midwest last weekend, too late to affect the current crop report, helped the later-harvested soybean crop. But much of the corn already was destroyed. Gov. J. James Exon of Ne- braska, where officials say the drought already has cost the state economy $2 billion, said the smaller harvests undoubtedly would push up food prices next year. Glenn Kreuscher, Nebraska's secretary of agriculture, said the smaller harvest would mean higher corn prices and higher beef production costs. He said "livestock prices better go up pretty fast" or farmers will be forced to cut production. That could bring a beef shortage, and still higher supermarket prices, he said. Millwood attendance drops off By CONNIE HENDRIX Star features editor Millwood Lake has experienced a 200,000 drop in attendance for the first six months of this year, according to the Tulsa District of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. This differs sharply from other districts in the state, such as the Little Rock District, which is setting visitor records. Millwood has had 1,181,700 visitors for the first six months of 1974. In 1973, 1,327,400 visited the lake. According to resident engineer Jim Cyrus, there have been drops in every area of the Tulsa District. Cyrus attirbutes this to increased fuel costs as well as more expensive camping equipment and supplies. The drop of 200,000 may also be traced to a lack of pleasure driving to the lake. At Norfork Lake, attendance was up 10 per cent over the 1973 record of 1.4 million. About 1.5 million visitors had been counted through June 30. Attendance topped 1.9 million for the first six months of the year at Bull Shoals Lake. Colonel Donald Weineart, Little Rock District Army engineer, noted that attendance at Norfolk had increased despite high lake levels that prevented use of some campgrounds, swimming beaches and boat launching ramps earlier in the season. He said lake levels are dropping steadily and the majority of the facilities now are in excellent condition. Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield and later pushed by five freshman senators. "Neither I nor my staff have much time just now for letter writing," he said. "So I will respond in person. I accept your suggestion and I will personally preside." The President declared he plans to hold the meeting "at an early date and in full view of the American public. Tney are as anxious to get the right answers as we are." Aides said later the target date is within two weeks and added that it may be open to national television coverage. Ford, an aide said, "is really pushing this ... he wants it to be not just a show thing, not just a collection of people listening to speeches." In urging reactivation of the Cost of living Council, without economic controls, Ford picked up a proposal made last April by some Democratic senators and last month by Nixon. He said it "will let us monitor wages and prices to expose _ abuses." Earlier in the day, Ford criticized General. Motors Corp. for the 9.5 per cent increase it announced on its 1975 model cars and trucks. He said in a statement, "It is essential, at this time particularly, that all segments of the economy, industry (Continued on Page Two) ABA considers proposal HONOLULU (AP) - In a veiled reference to former President Richard Nixon, the American Bar Association today considered a declaration that all, regardless of position or status, are equal under the law. Nixon's name isn't mentioned in the proposed resolution submitted to the full convention of the association. But it was clear that Nixon was the prime subject of the measure approved late Monday by the 20- member resolutions committee. It was sent to the full convention in lieu of another proposal that bluntly called on the office of Special Prosecutor Ixjon Jaworski to decide whether Nixon should face prosecution solely on the basis of whether there was reason to believe he had committed a crime. The compromise resolution was designed as a balance between a bland restatement of ABA principles that everyone is equal under the law and a feeling that something should be said about the Nixon case. The proposal was to go before the full convention late today and will then be subject to review by the ABA's 340-member house of delegates, the association's chief legislative body. "We don't want to prejudice the rights of specific potential defendants," said resolutions committee member Carole Bellows of Chicago, referring to the omission of Nixon's name."It would be less than realistic if anyone thinks it doesn't refer to the Nixon case," said Maurice Rosenburg of New York, a law professor at Columbia University. Two killed, 5 hurt in crash HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) Two persons were killed and five other persons were injured early today in a one-car accident on Arkansas 7 about 5.6 miles south of here. State Police identified the victims as Kevin Glaze, 17, and Billy J. Cox, 14, both of Hot Springs. Officers said Glaze was the driver of the car and that Cox was a passenger. Authorities said the accident occurred when Glaze lost control while driving at a high rate of speed in a sharp curve. The injured were identified as Billy E. Norton, 15, John L. Thomas, 17, Michael D. Glaze, 21, Kathyan L. Maus, 16, and James T. Williams, 17, all of Hot Springs. All were passengers in the car driven by Kevin Glaze. Bus drivers on strike LOS ANGELES (AP) - A strike by transit bus employes has paralyzed commuter service in much of Southern California and left already crowded freeways jammed with cars and taxis. One taxi service said its business had jumped tenfold in the wake of the strike on Monday. Another said business had tripled. Thousands of other commuters who had traveled by bus switched to their own cars. Parking lots reported they had an overflow business from motorists who were not regular customers. With negotiations broken off, there was no end in sight to the wage dispute by 3,400 drivers and mechanics of the Southern California Rapid Transit District, which carries 650,000 passengers daily in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. "There is a huge chasm of differences between the parties — they are very, very far apart," said state conciliator Tom McCarthy. The mechanics are seeking a 15 per cent boost in a one-year contract which would bring their wages to $7.33 an hour. The drivers are asking for a 45 per cent increase over twp years, to $7.75 hourly. Management has said it would accept a 7.5 per cent wage boost and additional fringe benefits recommended by a state fact-finding commission.

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