Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 14, 1974 · Page 2
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Page Two HOPE (AUK.) STAU Wednesday, August 14, 19545, Chance of showers is on the decrease By The Associated Press The chance of rain in Arkansas is on the decline. The National Weather Service forecast calls for widely scattered showers and a few thunderstorms through Thursday. The precipitation probability is 30 per cent today and 20 per cent tonight and Thursday. The upper level trough that brought rain to much of the state Tuesday has moved slightly eastward and will not Hope Star Wednesday, August 14, 1974 Vol. 75—No. 258 Star of Hope 1899; Press 192? Consolidated January 18, 1929 Published every week - day evening at The Star Building, '212-214 S. Walnut St., Hope, Ark. 71801. P.O. Box 648. Telephone: Area 501; Hope 7773431. Second-class postage paid at Hope, Ark. By STAR PUBLISHING CO. Alex H. Wasbburn, President and Editor (In memoriam: Paul Jones, Managing Editor 19291972). Editorial - Dorothy Wlnche City Editor Mrs. Annette Rogers Women's News Editor Food, Fashions, Society Connie Hendrix . rtioto-Features Editor MreJEsuier riicks, • Mejjro Community Advertising — Mrs. Sibyl Parsons Advertising Urector Virginia Hlscott produce as much shower activity over Arkansas today. However, some instability remains and may trigger a few widely scattered showers. Rainfall reports for the 24- hour period ended at 7 a.m. includes .01 at Pine Bluff, .12 at El Dorado, .11 at Texarkana, .21 at Fayeltevile, .19 at Jonesboro, .14 at Little Rock and .06 at Fort Smith. The Weather Service said another small upper level trough was located over central Kansas this morning. The effect of the trough in Arkansas' weather remains to be seen. The extended outlook calls for scattered showers and thunderstorms over the state Friday, ending Saturday. Temperatures should be above normal Friday and drop below normal Saturday. Highs today and Thursday should be in the upper 80s in the extreme northwest to the low 90s elsewhere. Experiment station report for 24 hours ending 7 a.m. Wednesday, high 92, low 63, with .07 inches of rain. By The Associated Press Obituaries All-volunteer Army success? Next year will tell, says Chief MANDY MAXWELL Funeral services! for Mandy Maxwell, 69, were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Goldpoirit Baptist Church with the Rev. C. K. Yarber officiating. Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery. Miss Maxwell died August 6 at her home in Hope. REP. PATTERSON is guest speaker —Frank King photo with Star camera Lions hear report on Special Session Mrs. Judy Foley Classified Manager Circulation-C.M. Rogers, Jr. Circulation Director Mrs. Alice Kate Baker, Bookkeeper General Bookkeeper — Mrs. Barbara Jones Vicki Brown Associate Mechanical Department — D.E. Allen, Mechanical Superintendent and Head Pressman Danny Lewallen, Pressman George Smith, Jr., Pressman Composing Room — Mrs! Mary Q. Harris Foreman Judy Gray, Janice Miller, Mrs. Millie Shotts, and Mrs. ' Dortha Faye. Huckabee , Member of the Audit Burea<; of Circulations , Member of the Associated Press. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use Z for republication of all the local i. news printed in this newspaper. ;-as well as all AP news ais- ; patches. ». Member of tne Southern c Newspaper Publishers Ass'n. Z and the Arkansas Press Ass'n. r National advertising : representatives: S Arkansas Dailies, In?., 3337 r Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tenn. ? 38111; 960 Hartford Bldg.. ;; Dallas, Texas 75201; 400 N. * Michigan Ave., Chicago, m. 3 60601; 60 E. 42nd St., New York, * N,Y. 10017; 1276 Penobscot * Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 48226; * Classen Terrace Bldg., 1411 , Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, r Okla. 73106. * Single Copy lOc I Subscription Rates •r (Payable in advance) 5 By Courier in Hope and * neighboring towns— ^ Per Week 45c * Per Calendar Month $1.95 ; Per Year .Office only 123.40 I By mail in Hempstead, «Nevada, Lafayette, Howard, i Pike and Clark Counties— " One Month $1.30 r Three Months $3.15 -- Six Months $5.75 I One Year $11.00 - AH other Mail in Arkansas - One Month $1.70 : Three Months $3.90 - Six Months $7.1C One Year $13.00 : All outer Mail Outside Arkansas One Month $1.80 ~ Three Monthi $4.75 v Six Months $8,40 : One Year $16.60 ' College Student Bargain ", Offer $7.75 Larry Patterson, nempstead __ County representative to the Wednesday"..."... . Arkansas State Legislature, HI LO PRC Otlic b rou Sht an interesting report on the Legislature's special session which convened June 24 and recessed July 12 of this year. At the invitation of program chairman John Caldwell Patterson addressed the Hope's Lions Club during the club's luncheon meeting Monday at the Town and Country restaurant. Rep. Patterson first described the operation of the budget committee which studies needs and make recommendations to the executive branch. Arkansas is one of only four states in the nation that follows this procedure. Much has been said about the State's funds, and Patterson said there was a heavy demand from various groups for a share in this money. Altogether, approximately 30 million dollars was appropriated at a continuing level. Of this spending, Patterson said that the textbook program was approxiamately doubled, additional money provided for kindergartens, and a big part of the money appropriated went to school and campus construction. Cost of living created difficulties but most state agency Albany L Albu'que 9- Amarillo Anchorage ' Asheville Atlanta Birmingham Bismarck y Boise Boston Brownsville Buffalo Charleston Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Denver Des Moines Detroit Duluth Fairbanks Fort Worth Green Bay Helena Honolulu Houston Ind'apolis Jacks 'ville Juneau Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Louisville Marquette Memphis Miami Milwaukee Mpls-St.P. New Orleans New York Okla. City Omaha Orlando Philad'phia Phoenix Pittsburgh P'tland, Ore. P'tland, Me. Rapid City Reno Richmond St. Louis Salt Lake San Diego San Fran Seattle Spokane Tampa Washington 81 63 . . cdy 90 62 . . cdy 89 72 .02 cdy 67 49 .. M 85 63 .. rn 79 68 . . cdy 83 66 ..clr 82 61 .08 rn 81 53 . . cdy 78 62 . . cdy 96 74 . . cdy 81 58 .04 cdy 82 70 .03 rn 89 69 .. rn 77 66 . . cdy 88 67 . . cdy 82 62 .59 clr 90 58 . . cdy 78 62 .08 cdy 88 61 .. clr 70 53 .04 cdy 63 58 .05 cdy 97 74 .. clr 78 57 . . cdy 60 46 .26 rn 88 77 . . cdy . 94 77 .88 cdy 87 62 .. clr 89 70 .. rn 72 45 .. clr 89 66 . . cdy 101 75 .. clr 88 66 .14 cdy 77 65 . . cdy 86 67 .. rn 69 44 . . cdy 84 72 . . cdy 86 79 .26 rn 74 58 . . cdy 80 63 . . cdy 90 72 .64 rn 86 72 . . cdy 94 68 . . cdy 75 64 1.18 cdy 90 71 .. rn 84 70 . . cdy 104 84 . . clr 87 65 .03 clr 70 58 .04 cdy 79 55 . . cdy 88 63 .44 cdy 84 35 .. clr 86 68 . . cdy 82 63 . . cdy 92 64 . . cdy 75 68 . . cdy 61 54 .. clr 90 55 . . cdy 72 54 . . cdy 93 77 .. rn 89 70 .. clr employes and teachers received pay increases. The problem of a percentage increase or a flat sum for everyone caused the most discussions. Either method would have caused dissatisfaction for some, but the Legislators felt those on the lowest pay levels needed immediate help, and that their needs were greater than those on higher income levels. Rep. Patterson pointed out that there was a growing tendency to tie State spending to Federal matching funds and this is great when the Federal money comes in, but when it doesn't, the State has to assume full responsibility for the program. For this reason he has reservations in his thinking. The speaker explained the Legislators' position in their differences with the Governor on wilderness areas spending. So far, the Legislators have not been able to find out 'where' and 'how much'. He told the group that the State's tax . collections were coming in well and that he did not expect a tax increase. For some reason, Patterson said, the House has more Conservatives than ever before, to his knowledge. Paul Henley, city parks and recreation director, was guest of Lion Jim Gunter. FRED WILLIAMS Funeral services for Fred Williams, a native of Nevada County, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bailey Mortuary Chapel in Springhill, La., with the Rev. John Strom officiating. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery. Mr. Williams, 80, died Monday in a hospital at Springhill. He was a member of the Baptist church, and a retired employe of the International Paper Company. Survivors include three sons, Dale of Lewisville, Doyle of Waskom, Tex., and Donald of Shreveport; four daughters, Mrs. Melba Rochelle of Ft. Worth, Tex., Mrs. Lloyd Carlisle of Waco, Tex., Mrs. Ray Thurman, and Mrs. Ruth Humphries of Springhill; one sister, Mrs. Maude Stocks of Magnolia; one brother, Carl Williams of San Antonio; a half- brother, E. L. -Williams of Dallas; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Meat prices expected to ease, then go up additional LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Additional testimony was filed by Arkansas Power & Light Co. on Tuesday with the state Public Service Commission on the utility's application for a general rate increase. In March, AP&L asked for new rates calculated to produce $38 million more in revenues — an increase of about 21 per cent. The utility said Tuesday, however, updated studies show that the new rates would not increase billings to customers as much as first projected. "For a brief interim period prior to commercial operation of Unit One of Arkansas Nuclear One, the increase for the average residential customers will approximate 10 per cent to 15 per cent," an AP&L news release said. "However, when the nuclear plant comes on line, the difference between present and proposed rates, considering present fuel cost levels, wiU be even smaller or disappear entirely." WASHINGTON (AP) - Government farm experts say sharply lower corn yields will bring consumers a temporary easing of beef prices toward the end of this year. But the experts also warn that the reduced corn crop, down 12 per cent from last year, eventually will translate into higher retail meat prices in 1975. The drought in much of the Midwest, the prime reason for less feed next season, supposedly will force more cattle onto the market this fall because of rising production costs and dried up pastures. Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz predicted on Tuesday that the reduced corn crop will mean "some curtailment" of cattle feeding and the sale of more cattle for slaughter later this fall. Butz told newsmen, however, that recent rains in the Midwest will boost USDA corn estimates next month from the four-year low of 4.96 billion bushels estimated as of Aug. 1. If the rains continue, they also could mean an improvement in parched grass conditions in the Great Plains and result in many cattle, which might otherwise go to market, being held in pastures later this year. George Hoffman, a livestock economist in the department's Econonomic Research Service, told a reporter on Tuesday that cattle prices now are the highest since last winter. Hoffman said cattle prices lately have been around $47 per 100 pounds, roughly 30 per cent above the low levels last June of $35 or less. Hoffman said the current cattle price is probably near the peak for the July-September quarter. And, if drought forces more cattle onto the market, the prices should go down in the fall. Thus, according to USDA reasoning, as more cattle go to market later in the year, retail beef prices should ease a bit. But Hoffman said he had to qualify the outlook considerably. He said that if rain brings good pasture grass to large areas many of those cattle will stay on the tand. He said that if that should happen to any large extent, cattle prices late this year could rise sharply, perhaps to the range of $50 per hundredweight, or near the record levels set in August 1973. That would mean higher beef prices to consumers next winter instead of lower prices now predicted by administration officials. But, by spreading out cattle marketing, it also miyht mean a better supply of cattle for market in 1975 and a more temperate beef price increase then. ARKIE M. KNIGHT SR. Funeral services for Arkie M. Knight, Sr., brother of W. F. Knight of Lewisville, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at East Memorial Chapel in Texarkana with Dr. Edwin B. Dodson officiating. Burial will be in East Memorial Gardens. Mr. Knight, 73, died Monday in a Texarkana nursing home. JOSHUA ALLBRIGHT Graveside services for Joshua Allbright, 85, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Memory Gardens under the direction of Herndon Funeral Home. Mr. Allbright, formerly of the Guernsey community, died Monday in a hospital at Little Rock. , He is survived by one son, two daughters, eight grandchildren, one brother, and tw6'sisters'." SAMUEL F. FARRER Samuel Fawn Farrer, 42, died Thursday in Pascoe, Wash. He is survived by three sons, Sammy, Dwight, and Vernon, all of Athens, Tex.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Farrer of Prescott; a brother, Joseph Farrer of Hope; four sisters, Madge Melton and Charlene Schmidt, both of Little Rock, Mrs, Mildred Burke of Prescott, and Mrs. Barbara Potter of Hope. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Park Missionary Baptist Church in Prescott with the Rev. Raymond Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. NEW ZEALAND BAND WILL TOUR U.S. CLEVELAND (AP)-The 60- man National Band of New Zealand, plus a group of Maori dancers, will make a tour of 15 states and Canada, starting here. The all-volunteer male brass band will play symphonic brass works, marches and classical transcriptions. The Maori dancers will perform skilled dances and games as well as sing. */ WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of the Army Howard H. Callaway apparently was premature in proclaiming the all- volunteer Army a success. Now he says the coming year will tell. "The fiscal year we are now entering will provide us a most severe test," Callaway told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee on Tuesday. "As the last of the draftees leave the Army, a major exodus which will peak this fall, we will have a significant gap to fill." To do this, Callaway said the Army will have to recruit about 25,000 more men and women this year than last, which was the first full 12 months without draft authority. " ... If we can even come close to our goal we will be able to say, once and for all, that an all-volunteer Army is attainable," Callaway said. This was a far cry from his formal statement July 1 that "the volunteer Army proved that it was a success" by ending the 1974 fiscal year slightly over its manpower goal. Actually, Callaway declared the volunteer force a success three separate times in recent weeks. The other two occasions came when he declared an Ar- mywide holiday to celebrate tl;e event and when he appeared at a White House-sponsored news conference in the waning days of the Nixon administration. After the last draftees are discharged, the Army expects less of a turnover in manpower because most volunteers sign up for longer hitches than the two years served by conscripts. Thus, the Army believes it will need fewer volunteers each year after next summer to sustain its strength. "In fiscal year 1976, and for as far out as we can reasonably predict, our needs appear to be well within the recruiting capacity we have already demonstrated," Callaway said. Assuming the Army can at-tract enough volunteers, its of- ificial plan'is to stress'lmproved" quality in its recruits. Callaway said that, during the next two years, the Army will attempt to increase the number of high school gradu- Printing contracts approved LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Printing Specifications Review Committee approved 33 proposed state printing contracts during a two-day meeting which concluded here Tuesday. However, the committee took no action on the major contracts. Most of the contracts are for the printing of catalogs and monthly publications of state agencies and institutions. The committee wants to complete work on the 1975 printing contracts by Oct. 1 so that all of them can be advertized for bids simultaneously and awarded by the end of the year. Remaining to be approved are about 60 proposed contracts, including the large general contracts covering paper and office supplies. ates in its enlisted force, decrease the number of lower mentality recruits and achieve a level of about 10 per cent of its enlisted men with at least one year of college behind them. Callaway noted that the Army has been the "target of some criticism for the in- creased black content" in its ranks. However, he said the present black representation, about Jfl per cent, is not out of line. tfc said recently that the Army would try to focus greater recruiting efforts in the white suburbs but did not repeat this in his Senate testimony. Head Start will begin September 3 The Head Start program for Hempstead County, located on the Guernsey school campus in the Guernsey community, will begin on September 3, 1974. All parents with children who will be four years old on or before October 1 are urged to register their children. Head Start is one of the early childhood development programs that were designed for low-income preschoolers. Current funding is for children who will receive medical, dental, nutritional and various needed social services through Head Start. Head Start is sponsored by the Southwest Arkansas Development Council, Inc. House takes up mass transit measure today WASHINGTON (AP) -President Ford's appeal to hold down federal spending faces its first test as the House takes up what top Republicans call the budget-busting $20-billion mass transit bill. House Minority Leader John J. Rhodes said Tuesday he would recommend that Ford veto the bill if the money authorized over a six-year span isn't cut severely. In his speech Monday night, Ford appealed to Congress to keep spending down. Rhodes said the bill, to be taken up today, should authorize no more than $11,8 billion. Rep. William H. Harsha, R- Ohio, said he would try to reduce or knock out the operating subsidies for existing subway or fixed-rail mase transit systems. Democrats have been confident they can pass the bill, perhaps with some compromises on the total dollar figure. The Nixon administration originally proposed $9.6 billion. The bill would triple the authorizations for federal spending on mass transit systems, including buses, and for the first time extend federal help to systems in rural areas and small towns. One-third of the money would go for operating subsidies, with the bulk of that to the northeastern cities with massive, often debt-ridden subway or fixed-rail systems. Justice Council meets Thursday 'The August meeting of the Southwest Regional Criminal Justice Planning Council will be hosted on Thursday, Aug. 22 by Sheriff Henry Sinyard of Hope. The meeting will begin with luncheon at the Trade Winds Motel restaurant at 1-30 and Highway 29. Grant applications will be reviewed and other business will be conducted afterwards. The Council will provide lunch for participants. David McVay is planning director. Hawaii Imports Hawaii imported the pineapple from the Caribbean, the ukulele from Portugal, and the grass skirt from Samoa. HOME BUILDERS REMODELING SPECIALISTS Custom built homes built on your property. Your plan or ours. Built with top quality workmanship and only the best materials to make that dream home a reality you can live in and enjoy the rest of your life. That old home need remodeling? But you don't know quite where to start? Give Brooks a call - a specialist will come to your home to help with your plans and give you a free cost estimate. No obligation. Brooks is a full-line construction company. Whatever your building needs are - we can solve them. So call or write us today. BROOKS CONSTRUCTION 201 S. Main (P.O. Box 511 Nashville, Arkansas 71852 Phone 845-4807 Call Collect (63-65-67-69) family center Emmet school calendar Aug. 19-20—Pre-schooi workshop Aug. 21—First day of school Sept. 2—Labor Day (no school) Nov. 25-29—AEA convention and Thanksgiving holiday (no school) Dec. 23 to Jan.5—Christmas holidays (no school) Jan. 6—School resumes March 31 to April 4—Easter holidays (no school) May 23—Last day of school (graduation) Kiss Of Death 111 India, some believe if a woman kisses a cobra, sbe will have | a healthy son. OPEN 9-9, MONDAY THRU SATURDAY AUGUST 15-16 10AM-9PM Small Admission Chaige to Exhibit Watch Doe Walls in a pit of rattlers show you I how to avoid snakebite! and how to save a life tfhitten. SEE GIANT SNAKE

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