Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 14, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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the £d«w says: Under deficits and inflation, Government doe&n 't go broke-hut private citizens do. Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn President Ford Scores With a Ringing Speech President Gerald R. Ford is a conservative Republican, but his opening address to the joint houses of Congress Monday drew applause from members of both parties, 28 times during the 30-minute speech. He attacked inflation with old-fashioned ideas, but in phrases that struck home in these troubled times. I culled these remarks as the high-lights of his speech: "The American wage earner and the American housewife are a lot better economists than most economists care to admit. "They know that a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away from you everything you have." "Everywhere I have been as vice-president, some 118,000 miles into 40 states and through 55 news conferences, the unanimous concern of Americans is inflation. For once all the polls agree. They also suggest that people blame government far more than either management or labor for the high cost of everything. "The fact is that for the past 25 years that I have served here, the federal budget has been balanced in only six." "I do not want a honeymoon with you (Congress). I want a good marriage. "If we want to restore confidence in ourselves as working politicians, the first thing we all have to do is learn how to say 'No.' " ,. End of quotes. X* That wraps-it up. We've a good, sound man in the White House—and judging from the reception Congress gave him Monday the United States is unifying behind him in the fight to prevent inflation from destroying the government and our people with it. Rutherford appointment J;Hempstead County Home of the Bowie Knife Member of the Associated Press VOL. 75-No. 258 -U Pages Newspaper Enterprise Ass'w. Features HOPE. ARKANSAS WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 14. 1974 Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending March 31,1974—4.080 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICE IOC Ford, Kissinger discuss Cyprus crisis Airport at WASHINGTON (AP) —President Ford summoned Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger to an early morning meeting today on the Cyprus crisis. They met in the wake of a renewed outbreak of fighting on the Mediterranean island and the calling of an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council in New York. As he as leaving his Alexandria, Va. home this morning for the White House, Ford told reporters he also had conferred Tuesday night by telephone with Kissinger on the latest developments in Cyprus. The President did not elaborate. It was the new President's first international crisis. On domestic matters, a White House spokesman conceded for the first time that Ford may be growing attached to his new job and Ford served notice that he intends to be his own man in economics as well as politics. White House Press Secretary Jerald F. terHorst relayed the word on Tuesday that there would be a "Ford program" to fight inflation, with the firm imprimatur of the new President. One of Ford's economic proposals was to be revealed today when Budget Director Roy L. Ash appears before the House Banking and Currency Committee to outline recommendations for an anti-inflation agency. Asked if the economic policies that former President Richard M. Nixon had announced only a month ago in a Los Angeles speech were under review and liable to change, terHorst said, "That would be a fair statement." The question came after ter- Horst reported that Ford had told a private meeting of lower- level administration officials that he did not expect to come up with any instant panaceas for the nation's inflation, but "at least there would be a Ford program." Reminded that Ford had the same economic advisti'3 who formulated Nixon policies, ter- Horst said Ford "has told them that the country has a new President," who expects to have his own inputs and perhaps come up with some new ideas. "He thinks the country expects it of him," terHorst said. "He thinks he has reason to believe that Congress would cooperate if he can offer programs that make sense on Capitol Hill." TerHorst also let slip another change in Ford ideas when he conceded that Ford's previous "no" to a possible 1976 presidential candidacy is now a "maybe." The press secretary was careful to explain at a news briefing that too much should not be made of Ford's remarks in his Monday night speech^to Congress about making "at least" three State of the Union addresses during his presidency. More than three would mean a second term. TerHorst said the comment should be taken in the same spirit as several lighthearted remarks in the speech. But when a reporter followed with the question, "Meaning that ...?" terHorst finished the sentence, "that no decision has been made." It was only a passing slip, but it was a marked departure from the steady insistence since Ford was nominated as vice president last October that he was only interested in serving out the term and not becoming a presidential candidate in his own right two years from now. ptured by Turks Newsprint warehouse completed as first stage of reconstruction at future plant site of Star J.L. Lavender Construction Co. has completed the first stage of reconstruction at The Star's future plant site, W. Third and Grady Sts.—a 50 by 60-foot insulated steel warehouse for newsprint, on the west side of the main building. The picture, made in the rain Tuesday afternoon, shows the unloading dock and steel door where the big vans from the Lufkin and Houston mills will place newsprint directly in the newspaper plant, eliminating costly double-handling of the newsprint rolls which weigh half a ton each. The current stock of 60 tons has been transferred by Gene Allen, mechanical superintendent, to the warehouse from the main building, clearing the latter for the contractor's work. There will be a second and larger steel door between the warehouse and the pressroom, and the largest door —Hope (Ark.) Star wide-angle photo of all, 9 by 14 feet, will be installed in the east wall of the main building, to admit the units of the 20- page press when moving day arrives. No target date for occupancy by the newspaper has been fixed at yet. The next step will be the installation of big steel trusses to replace a series of posts which support the elevated portion of the main building's roof, under which the press will be placed. This will give a 20-foot clearance to allow installation of additions to the press in the future. After this structural work is completed the new plumbing and electrical systems will be installed. All that will remain then is the construction of four photographic darkrooms and three restrooms, and office enclosures. When this last stage begins The Star will announce a probable moving date, followed by an Open House for the public. By The Associated Press A broadcast from Cyprus in the name of the Turkish military commander said Turkish forces captured the Nicosia airport today and were encircling the capital. The broadcast came as heavy fighting broke out on the island following the breakdown of peace efforts, and Greece announced withdrawal of its military forces from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The announcement was made on the previously Greek-controlled Cyprus Broadcasting Co. station, indicating the Turks captured it. The station suddenly stopped broadcasting Greek Cypriot communiques and martial music, and appealed in Greek for Greek Cypriots to surrender. It announced that Turkish forces were advancing to the southeast and southwest of the city, and said "The Timbou and the airport areas previously held by the Greek forces have been captured." A military communique issued in Ankara said Turkish armored units had captured Tim- bou, eight miles east of Nicosia, and overrun its military air field. The communique said the Turkish thrust was developing in the direction of the eastern port of Famagusta, and that Turkish air and ground forces continued to score "great victories." Turkish planes, armor and infantry blasted their way through Greek Cypriot lines on the island, rocking Cyprus with heavy explosions and sending up huge columns of smoke from devastated buildings. At least 41 persons were reported wounded in the first few hours of fighting, including 12 members of the U.N. peacekeeping force and one newsman. The Greek radio claimed four Turkish planes were downed. Turkey said it wanted to gain control of only a "fair share" of territory for the Turkish Cypriots and not the whole island. This was an apparent reference to the northern part of Cyprus. Greece announced its withdrawal from military participation in NATO as a result of the onslaught, and discussed the Miss your paper? City Subscribers: If you fail to receive your Star please phone 777-3431 between 6 and 6:30 p.m.—Saturday before or by 5 p.m. and a carrier will deliver your paper. Maddox in runoff Venezuela under storm threat WILL RUTHERFORD Will Rutherford, Hope educator, was one of 14 appointed or reappointed to state boards and commissions, according to an announcement made Thursday by Gov. Dale Bumpers at Little Rock. Mr. Rutherford was named to the Arkansas Health Planning Advisory Council. He succeeds Crawford County Judge Milton Willis of Van Buren, whose term expired. Stormy Smith of Little Rock, another appointee, succeeds Dr. George Jackson of Little Rock whose term expired. The terms of the new appointees will expire July 1, 1977. The third man appointed to the Advisory Council is Roger Warner of Little Rock who will fill the unexpked term of Dr. C.W. SUverblatt Jr. of Little Rock, who resigned. Rutherford is currently serving as a member of the Hempstead County Health Advisory Committee. He is a retired principal of Yerger High School, and is active on a number of local committees. ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Lester Maddox, the ex-Georgia governor who once made a brief try for the presidency, led a 12-man Democratic gubernatorial primary but failed to escape a runoff. State Rep. George Busbee, 47, of Albany, appeared to have captured a Sept. 3 runoff spot by running second to Maddox with nearly 22 per cent of the vote as tabulations from Tuesday's primary election continued today. The chance for Calhoun banker Bert Lance, 43, to make a second-place finish dimmed as he collected fewer than 17 per cent of the votes. The 58-year-old Maddox, currently lieutenant governor, had 34.6 per cent of the votes— about 6 percentage points below what many observers felt he needed for a firm runoff foundation. He needed 50 per cent to win without a runoff. Maddox, wno orietly sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968, ran successfully for lieutenant governor in 1970 when the courts rejected his challenge to a state law that prevented him from succeeding himself. In the five-man Republican gubernatorial primary, Macon Mayor Ronnie Thompson held a firm lead with 41 per cent of the votes. However, he appeared headed for a runoff with former state employe Harold Dye of Atlanta, who had nearly 25 per cent. Sen. Herman E. Talmadge, 61, easily defeated Democratic primary challenger Carlton Myers, a Pine Mountain veterinarian. Julian Bond, 34, Atlanta, the black state representative who received a vice presidential nomination at the 1968 national Democratic convention, overwhelmingly defeated black minister Charles Scott in a state Senate primary. All but one of Georgia's 10 incumbent congressmen won re- nomination without serious threat. In the 7th District, incumbent Democrat John Davis trailed Marietta physician Lawrence McDonald by seven percentage points. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Gale warnings and a hurricane watch were extended to include parts of Venezuela today, and flash flooding was predicted for several of the Windward Islands as tropical storm Alma approached land. The center of the season's first tropical storm, with heavy rains and maximum winds of 55 miles an hour, was expected to pass between the islands of Trinidad and Tobago before noon today, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. At 9 a.m. EOT today, Alma was located near latitude 10.3 north and longitude 60.8 west or close to the east coast of Trinidad. ly during the day in Trinidad and Tobago with some flooding possible in the other southern Windward Islands," the center Vo-Tech will hold drawing for Tracy Red River Vocational Technical School will hold a drawing for 100 gallons of gasoline, donated jointly by Gulf and Texaco Distributors of Hope, and one smoked turkey on Wednesday, August 28. Proceeds from the drawing will go to Tracy LeAnn TuUis, 22-month-old daughter of Larry and Regina Kay Tullis of Hope. Little Tracy has been ill since birth and has been hospitalized a major portion of this time. Chances on the gasoline will be $1 each, and on the turkey, f .50. Anyone wishing to purchase a chance may contact the school at 777-5722. said. Forecasters said the storm was moving toward the west at about 23 m.p.h. and was expected to continue westward at about the same speed and strength until this evening. Gale warnings and a hurricane watch were up for the southern Windwards and residents on the islands of Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, Grenadines, St. Vincent and Barbados were advised to take precautions. A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when it has sustained winds of more than 74 m.p.h. The center of the storm was expected to pass between Trinidad and Tobago today and affect islands northward to Barbados. Residents of Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, the Grenadines, St. Vincent and Barbados were advised to take precautions. WARM .., r^VjV t^^^ possibility of War with Turkey. Witnesses in northern Greece reported new tanks on flat cars and trains moved through the night and early today in the direction of the Turkish border. Representatives of the 15 NATO governments met urgently in Brussels and most of them told Greece they hoped its withdrawal from the military organization would be only temporary, a spokesman said. In Washington, President Ford discussed the Cyprus situation with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. Details were not available, but Ford said he also discussed the situation with Kissinger Tuesday night by phone. Turkey walked out of the Geneva peace talks,, and the U.N. Security Council adopted a British resolution calling for a new Cyprus cease-fire and resumption of the conference. Air space over Turkey, Greece and Cyprus was closed with the new outbreak of fighting on the island, and telephone and telex lines to Cyprus were cut off. On Cyprus, the Greek Cypriots began falling back east and west of Nicosia, taking antiaircraft batteries with them as the Turkish tanks and artillery broke through their lines behind heavy air strikes and rolling artillery and mortar barrages, newsmen said. Escapees hunted in Carolina bank holdup NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) -| Four convicts who escaped from a federal prison in Pennsylvania last weekend held up a bank on Tuesday and stole $10,000, the Craven County sheriff's office said. Two of the men were caught and jailed here but two others were being sought, including convicted skyjacker Richard F. McCoy Jr. of nearby Cove City, a sheriff's spokesman said. Three men walked into the Bank of North Carolina in Pollocksville, 20 miles south of McCoy's hometown, on Tuesday morning and took the money, a sheriff's, spokesman said. He said they escaped in a car driven by a fourth man. The get-away car, which police said had been stolen here a day earlier, was abandoned shortly after the holdup and the four then switched to another car with Pennsylvania tags. A highway patrol car helicopter spotted the second car on an unpaved logging road in the Great Dover swamp near Cove City and flew low to check out the car. Four men jumped out, exchanged gunfire with the helicopter and then the four dashed into nearly impenetrable woods. No one was injured in the exchange of gunfire. Police said they believed some of the mon- ey from the holdup had been recovered. Two men later were arrested but two others eluded about 50 officers in the swamp. Roadblocks were set up on rural roads surrounding the swamp and search parties hunted for the two into the night, working in waist-deep water. Sheriff's deputies identified those arrested Tuesday afternoon as Joseph William Havel, 60, of Philadelphia, and Larry LeRoy Bagley, 36, of Des Moines, Iowa. They were held on escape charges. The sheriff's spokesman said police were seeking McCoy and Melvin Dale Walker, 35, of Morley, Mo. He did not say how police knew the identities of the two men being sought. McCoy, a former Mormon Sunday school teacher and Vietnam helicopter pilot, had been serving a 45-year sentence for air piracy. He was convicted in April 1972 of commandeering a United Airlines 727 jet and bailing out with $500,000 ransom. All but a few dollars of the ransom was recovered. The other three escapees were serving terms for bank robbery. The four men escaped Saturday from the Lewisburg, Pa., prison. Snake doctor in town John Walls, who has gained national publicity with dolphins and snakes, is bringing his collection of serpents to Hope Thursday and Friday. He will be at Hervey Square from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a snake exhibit and a bite prevention demonstration. The experiences of "Doc" Walls have been the subject of numerous newspaper articles. He made his most recent headlines last year in West Virginia when he was bitten by a rattler, and when he loaned his snakes to a group of religious fanatics in Newport, Term. The minister of this group nearly died from a snake bite, and two members of this sect had died earlier after drinking strychnine to prove their faith. The great majority of people who succumb to snake bite die of shock or heart failure rather than from the bite or venom, Doc points out. "The main thing to do is to remain calm." The exhibit, with an admission of 50 cents, will feature rattlesnakes, a cobra, a python, and an anaconda. Also, Walls will do an unusual 'trick'—he will bend down and kiss a cobra on the head, an Indian ritual called the 'Kiss of Death 1 .

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