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Tuesday, August 13, 1974 (ARK.) STAR Hurst pleads innocent HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP)Former state Sen. Q. Byrum Hurst of Mot Springs pleaded innocent here Monday to 32 indictments returned by a Garland County Grand Jury charging him with embezzlement and conversion in the handling of the estate of the late Effie M. Circuit Court judge Henry M. Brill denied a motion by Hurst's attorney, Sam Anderson, that Britt disqualify himself. No trial date was set. Anderson had issued a state-j- ment last week alleging that the charges against Hurst were politically motivated. The statement said: "Certainly the question would have to be raised why the circuit (Britt), who happens to be a Republican, and the prosecuting attorney, who has been a personal friend of Senator Hurst, would go to this length to attempt to totally destroy...(Hurst)." Britt told Anderson that his motion did not state grounds required by state law for disqualification. He also said Anderson had violated three cannons of the code of professional ethics by making the statement. „ Britt referred to an article in a Hoi Springs newspaper about Greeks will present counterproposal GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — The Greek Cypriots planned to present a new proposal for the political reorganization of their island today after rejecting a Turkish demand for six autonomous regions for the Turkish Cypriots. Details of the Greek counterproposal were not immediately available. But Turkish Foreign Minister Turan Gunes said his government would not be satisfied with a bland declaration of good will. He asserted that the Turkish proposal which the Greek Cypriots turned down would have been a "big concession" for the Turkish Cypriots. Turkish sources said Gunes proposed a patchwork of six autonomous cantons for the island's 120,000 Turkish Cypriots. The sources said these Turkish Cypriot areas would total about 33 per cent of the Island's 3,572 square miles. More than half of the Turkish territory would be the enclave captured by the Turkish invasion force around the northern port of Kyrenia. Greek Foreign Minister George Mavros was reported to have agreed to the principle of the Turkish plan at a meeting Monday with Gunes and British Foreign Minister James Callaghan. But President Glafcos Cle- rides of Cyprus, the leader of the 520,000 Greek Cypriots, rejected the plan at a meeting with Callaghan and Vice President Rauf Denktash, leader of the Turkish Cypriot minority. The Greek Cypriots objected to the size of the proposed Turkish canton around Kyrenia. They contended that to carve out such a large area would require mass displacement of Greek Cypriots. Gunes threatened to quit the negotiations if his proposal was not accepted Monday night. But later he said he had agreed to a plea from Callaghan, the parley's mediator, to keep the talks going. The Turkish side originally demanded a division of the island into two federated, autonomous areas, one for the Greek Cypriots and one for the Turkish Cypriots. The Greeks rejected this. Nixon's presidential papers worth millions WASHINGTON (AP) - Richard M. Nixon is still worth millions, although his financial papers don't show it. Nixon's disclosure of his net worth late last year did not mention what is almost certainly his single greatest asset: The tapes, papers and memorabilia accumulated during his many years in public life. A professional estimate made five years ago placed the value of documents and momentos Nixon collected before he became president at nearly $1.5 million. The value of that collection which Nixon still owns presumably increased when he attained a unique place in history by being the first president of the United States to resign. But by far the most valuable items are Nixon's presidential tapes and documents. At the moment, most of them remain in the White House, but they are considered his personal property and will be sent to him at his request, a government official said. The Nixon presidential papers, while obviously of great potential value, have not yet been catalogued or appraised. A spokesman for the General Services Administration, parent of the National Archives, said any papers accumulated in the White House during the Nixon years—except treaties, legislation and similar documents of state—are considered the personal property of the ex-president. The spokesman said that the famous White House tapes are considered to be among the pa- pers, but no decision has been made on where the tons of documents will be sent. The Special Watergate Prosecution Force has some materials already and has requested others for use as evidence in various investigations. But officials said those eventually will be returned to Nixon when they are no longer needed by the courts. Ralph G. Newman, the Chicago appraiser hired by Nixon to evaluate vice presidential papers given to the National Archives, estimated in 1969 that the most valuable materials in the Nixon collection at that time were 1,250 papers, 750 tapes and 100 films. The papers, consisting primarily of letters to Nixon from American and foreign dignitaries, were removed from the correspondence file given to the government and retained for Nixon. Newman said they were worth $250 each. The vice presidential tapes, which have an estimated average length of 15 minutes and could contain nothing as important as the secretly recorded White House tapes, were appraised at $25 each. The films were listed at $250 each. If Newman's estimate is any indication of what some libraries and many private collectors would be willing to pay for the Nixon collection, the ex-president is potentially very wealthy. " Kyoto was the capital of Japan for 1,000 years before the government moved to Tokyo in 1868. the statement to see who had initiated it. After questioning Anderson and a newspaper reporter, Britt said he was satisfied the story had originated with the newspaper. Hurst was accused by the Grand Jury of converting about $17,000 from the Ellis estate to his own use. He pleaded guilty in Febru^ ary to five counts of misusing funds in three banks he controlled in Arkansas and Missouri. Hurst was ordered to be examined at a federal hospital at Springfield, Mo., before sentencing. McClellan is pleased with Ford WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., said Monday night that he was pleased that President Ford had emphasized inflation "as public enemy No. 1" and the neccessity for immediate action to bring it and the cost of living under control. McClellan, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the course Ford proposed in his speech to a joint session of Congress "gives the opportunity for the promise of uniting and healing our nation." He also said he approved of President Ford's insistence that the United States should remain strong militarily while working for peace. Ford said that the nation will deal openly with allies and adversaries and will maintain a strong defense as a surest way to peace. McClellan said he agreed with Ford's statement that "just as America's will for peace is second to none, so will America's strength be second to none." The senator called the President's speech "a strong, sound sensible message." He said it had a "tone and ring of unrnistakeable sincerity. In a prepared statement, McClellan also praised Ford for correctly identifying the nation's needs that should receive immediate attention. Alaminos-village of horror —Photo by Mary Nell Turner with Star camera BOB AND BILL BROWNING, Hope High School sophomores, are twins but also individuals. They're pictured at Clyde Davis Photography with some of the props and backgrounds Mr. Davis will use in the front- screen projection photographs for this year s school yearbook. Something new added to HHSphotos Judge completes course Judge J. Hugh Lookadoo has recently completed a four-week education course at the National College of the State Judiciary. Located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, the National College acts as the educational branch of the American Bar Association Judicial Administration Division. Entering its eleventh year, the National College has pioneered the field of judicial education in this country. The in-depth course of study in which Judge Lookadoo participated included lectures, workshops and organized discussion groups. An experienced judicial faculty, augmented by professional specialists, from throughout the United Stales, systematically covered subjects including: evidence, sentencing, probation, criminal law, court administration, jury and special problems of the judge. Other members of the Arkansas congressional delegation, contacted after the President's speech, praised Ford. Rep. Bill Alexander, a Democrat, called Ford's speech "a refreshing, candid breath of fresh air that was generally welcome in Congress. "He seemed to say 'Let's get down to work with the problem of inflation'," Alexander said. Alexander said he also was concerned with the protection of the right of privacy for citizens. "He (Ford) promised we would not have a repeat of what we had in the previous administration," Alexander added. Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt, Arkansas' only Republican congressman, said Ford's suggestion that government, business and labor leaders join in an open summit conference "has great merit." Wilson trial date is set SHERIDAN, Ark. (AP) Travis L. Wilson, 19, of Redfield in Jefferson County will be tried Sept. 12 in Grant County Circuit Court here in connection with the stabbing death of a young Sheridan woman. He has been charged with first-degree murder in the July 5 death of Jewel Dean McKown, 19, of near Sheridan. Pros. Atty. John F. Lovell of Benton said he would seek the death penalty. However, under the state's new capital felony law, the death penalty cannot be sought on a charge of first- degree murder. In order for Lovell to seek the dealth penalty, he would have to amend the charge to a capital felony. Miss McKown was found stabbed to death oustide her mobile home 10 miles north of here. Wilson was arrested July 6 in Texas and was held at the Grant County Jail for 88 hours before being charged. Semi-conducting diamonds often are blue-white in color. By MARY NELL TURNER Publications adviser Hope High School has a tradition of attempting a new look with each edition of the yearbook. The 1975 BOBCAT will be no exception. The 1975 staff has planned a different approach to the 100th birthday of Hope, and they will be asking merchants to have old things pictured in their ads along with the new. They will also encourage all schodl groups to look back as they plan their pictures. But looking ahead, the class portraits will be the newest in photography this year. Clyde Davis of Clyde Davis Photography is the first professional photographer in Arkansas to purchase equipment necessary for front screen projection portraits. Therefore, Hope High School's yearbook will be the first to use these in its class section. Front screen projection is just what the name implies. The subject does just what he has done for many years: sit in front of a plain white screen, smile, look at the birdie, and wait for the camera to click. There is one difference. Now, before he sits in front of the camera, he (or she) is invited to choose the background scene he prefers. The scene is then projected onto the plain background, and what you have is Jane or Johnny sitting in front of a lake or some beautiful trees. Clyde Davis has accumulated an interesting set of props: a rock from Narrows Dam, an old tree trunk, old boards and bricks, and even a wagon wheel. Hope High School seniors will be pictured in the yearbook with their selection of background scene. Underclassmen will be photographed in this way and also in the usual head and shoulders pose. Only their head and shoulders pose will be used for the yearbook. "You have to see these pictures to really believe them. Please plan to begin have your yearbook pictures made this week," says Barbie Hendrix, 1975 BOBCAT editor. Other editorial board members include Anita Hoggard, Vickie Loudermilk, Betty Neville, Paul Patton, Cherrie Scoggins, and Kathy Willmon. Kathy Arnett, Bill Billings, Karen Bradley, Pat Burke, Becky Gunter, Jeannie Kramer, Kit Krengel, Barbara Martin, Margie Reyenga, Karen Rowland, and Phil Russell. High costs of building hold up kindergartens ALAM1NOS, Cyprus (AP) In a dry water course below Mrs. Arif's stone house lies the body of her husband, tnoldering in the fiery Cypfiot sun. Each day she stumbles down a rocky path to look with horror on the cadaver and the crows feeding on it. On the rise above the town square are mounds beneath which 13 other village men are buried. An old hunchback takes visitors by the shoulder and points with a gnarled stick to a bullet-marked stone wall where he said Greek soldiers executed the men in reprisal for the deaths of two Greek Cypriots. Just outside the village in a once-lush peach and orange grove, now dying for lack of water, Feysal Hassan tells of the disappearance of her husband Mustafa, the village's Moslem religious leader. Three days ago, as the 62- year-old man tended his fruit trees, a burst of gunfire was heard. All that could be found of Mustafa next day were bloodstains under a peach tree and a wet white fez. This is one of the island's numerous mixed villages of Greek and Turkish Cypriots, some controlled by the Greek side, some by the Turks. The Greeks dominate this one, having overrun the few Turkish defenders on the first day of the war. The United Nations is sending troops to these places to keep the peace. Klein received Nixon apology, press reports BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Former White House aide Herbert G. Klein has received a telephoned apology from former President Richard M. Nixon for derogatory comments Nixon made about him, the Baltimore Sun says. Klein, former White House director of communications, said Nixon called on Monday from San Clemente, Calif., to offer the apology, the Sun said in a story in today's editions. But the Sun quoted Klein as saying he would make no comment on what was discussed, "because I make it a point of never commenting on what was said in conversations with the former or new President." Nixon's derogatory remarks about the competency of his former aide were revealed in White House tape recordings made public Aug. 5. The transcript quoted Nixon as describing Klein, a Nixon supporter for 30 years, as "not having his head screwed on "He just sort of blubbers around ... sits there with eggs on his face ... he's just not our guy at all." According to the Sun, Klein said Nixon opened Monday's conversation by say ing: "Have you got your head screwed on today?" and then laughed. The Sun quoted Klein as saying the former chief executive apologized for any embarrassment he had caused, and then added that he had "probably said worse things about other people." _______ But "there are only six of us," says a young Austrian lieutenant in Alaminos. "We have no authority to prevent the Greek troops shooting here or looting. We can only wait and see what happens and report back to headquarters." They can't even bury the body of Mrs. Arif's 85-year-old husband. "Yes, we know about him, 1 said the lieutenant as he strolled through the winding streets of the shimmering white village cradling a submachine- gun in his arrns. "But we d6 not have the authority to interfere " "Me was killed when he tried to fun away from the Greeks, said a young blind Turk in hesitant English, tapping his white cane in the dusty patio of an empty coffee shop. "He has been lying there three weeks. We haven't buried him because there are only old men and women here, and we fear the Greek soldiers nearby." Tour begins Sept. 30 KXAR International second European trip is now scheduled for September 30 through October «• The tour will take about 40 Hope and vicin ty residents to Munich, Innsbruck and lots of points of ineres: In Bavaria. Optional tours will go as far as Switzerland and N °tteacube Jr making payment of $499 is Monday; August 26. The group will go by bus to Memphis, then ny to Chicago to join the tour. Further details are available at KXAR. Distrust, uneasiness still rule in Mideast Sweet clover is the greatest single source of honey produced in the United States. By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent Although two military disengagement agreements and the presence of United Nations forces would seem some insurance against a new Arab-Israeli explosion, the shield is fragile and the Middle East seems to be having an attack of the jitters. Syria and Israel eye each other warily, each seeming to wonder what lies behind the other's verbal abuse. Syria's government- controlled press lias been accusing Israel of preparing for another round of war with the Arab states. Israel makes similar charges against Syria. "Israel must feel it has no choice but to keep a finger securely on the trigger. Should the Syrians make a move that looks suspicious, Israel would have to make a quick survey of her options. It would be no surprise if Israel advertised widely to the diplomatic community that she has a hawk-like eye on her neighbor for anything that might be read as a false move. All this doesn't mean the Syrians actually are thinking of attacking. It may, in fact, be far from their intention, particularly now that the Russians would be likely to apply a restraining hand in the interest of keeping the Soviet-American detente alive. But Israel must consider all possibilities, and so, for that matter, must Syria. Last October, Israel waited and debated, not sure the Arabs intended to strike, despite the signs. When the Arabs did strike on Yom Kippur, Israel was off balance. That was a deeply traumatic experience, and although Israel recovered and drove the Arabs back on two fronts, the Jewish state has not yet totally emerged from the shock of it all. With the presence of United Nations forces as a peacekeeping buffer, the Arabs would be unlikely to attack. They'd have to get them out of the way first. When Gamal Abdel Nasser ordered U.N. forces out of Egypt in 1967, Israel saw it as an advertisement of his intent and struck without waiting, launching the war that humbled the Arabs in six days. This time, if U.N. forces were required to leave, Israel again would regard it as a signal. There would likely be no debating this time; instead Israel probably would hit first and hit hard. Israel watches Syria's internal politics for signs, weighing every move and shuffle of the Damascus regime for portents. Since the October war, Syria has received a mountain of new modern arms, about $2 billion worth, from the Soviet Union, and thus is theoretically capable of acting independently of Egypt. No Arab nation has ever before seriously considered going to war against Israel without Egyptian participation, but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen. The military disengagement agreements between Egypt and Israel and between Israel and Syria have been holding pretty well, and the U. N. forces seem to add to the security of the lines. Yet it wouldn't take much to upset the situation. Should Syria, perhaps egged on by a combination of her own volatile politics and nagging prods from her erratic neighbor Iraq, decide on a new round of fighting, Egypt for her own political . reasons could hardly hope to stay out of it for long. The whole disengagement structure would then crumble. LITTLE ROCK (AP)—A.W. Ford, director of the Arkansas Education Department, said Monday that scoring building costs in the past year had made it impossible for many school districts to have classroom space ready this fall for kindergarten programs. School districts are not applying to the state for kindergarten funds at the pace that had been expected and at least $1 million of the money appropriated by the special legislative session might not be used, officials said. Ford said the supply of teachers trained in early childhood education was sufficient if the facilities were available this fall. Last year, the state gave more than $5.3 million to school districts for kindergarten classes. Anticipating an increase in applications from school districts this fall, the legislature appropriated $11 million for fiscal 1975. However, as of Friday, districts had filed applications for about $7.7 million. Other applications are arriving daily and Ford said the total might reach $9.5 million. He said he still hoped that all $11 million could be committed. "I had estimated at the outset tin 1973) that it would take three years to complete the program and it looks like it will after all," Ford said. About 34,000 children are eligible to attend kindergarten and about 44 of them did so last year. Joseph Foster, supervisor of the program for the Education Department, said 60 to 65 per cent of the children would be in programs this year. TOO FEW APPRENTICES PRAGUE (AP) - Industry in the Czech republic is getting only 80-85 per cent of apprentices it needs and even that with difficulty, Svobodne Slovo Daily reported recently. Up to 70 per cent pupils want to attend secondary schools. Those willing to be apprenticed want to be auto repair men, electricians, dressmakers and hairdressers. Branches such as chemistry, glassmakers, carpenters, textile workers and locksmiths cannot find enough to fill the quota in spite of spending considerable sums on advertising for possible recruits —Be a fuurlt-uus driver. Safe harbor for David TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — David Link, a victim of cystic fibrosis, has spent most of his two years shuttling from one foster home to another. Now the shuttling is over. A couple whose 9-year-old daughter also suffers from the incurable disease has adopted him. "We could not let him spend his entire life not knowing the love of his own family, not knowing the meaning of Daddy or Mama or other things we take for granted," says Gerry Link, 33, an assistant vice president at a Tallahassee bank. "Because we have gone with a child with the problem from six months to 9 years old, it was much easier for us to adapt to the problems than for a family who didn't know about them," Link adds. David was placed in the care of the state after his parents began leaving him at neighbors' homes for long periods of time and refused to buy him food. Last year the parents agreed to put David up for adoption and the Links applied in December. Their daughter, Bonnie, was six months old when she first began suffering from the hereditary disease, which causes the lungs to fill up with a thick mucus. Sufferers need constant care, a special diet and exercises three times a day. The life expectancy of a cystic fibrosis victim has increased in recent years from 6 to 20, Link says. "David might not live to be 20 but unless some family came along to say they would adopt him with his problems, he would never know the love of his own family," says Mrs. Link, 31. David went to live with the Links in February and since has been hospitalized several tunes. The state pays his $1,- OOO-a-month medical bills, a fact the Links say they were not aware of when they applied to adopt him in December. "We don't look on the adoption as a chore or a duty but as a blessing," Link says. "The Lord does His thing in His own way-" IN THE YOUR HEALTH IS WEALTH! Wt w«lwme your patronage. VILLAtit: PHARMACY 777-5533 148 Hope Village Shopping Center

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