Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 14, 1974 · Page 6
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Page Six HOPfe (ARK.) STAR Wednesday, August 14, 19?4 Bank, Urban Renewal at odds over property LITTLE ROCK (AH) - The North Little Rock Urban Renewal Agency has allowed Twin City Bank to start construction of an eight-story office building on land still publicly owned, the Arkansas Gazette reported Wednesday, . ,'<,,;•• The Little Rock newspaper said the bank and the agency arc now are odds over the price of part of the land. Under an agreement approved June 18,1973, by the Urban Renewal board, Twin City was to have paid $2 a square foot for a two-block tract. The agency spent more than $2 million acquiring the land and making improvements. The newspaper said the agency agreed to resell it to Twin City for $358,346. After delays in the sale caused by the agency's failure to clear the land,.Twin City began construction in May on a 36,000 square-foot parcel in the center of the two-block tract. Urban Renewal Director Olen Thomas allowed the bank to take possession of the property before it had purchased the site without a clear or written understanding, the Gazette said. Sterling Cockrill Jr., acting area director for the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department, has advised Thomas by letter that giving "beneficial use" of Urban Renewal land without receiving full payment for it violated fed- cral law. The Gazette said HUD directed the agency to.fcflftvejf the .land formally^ bUfnhe bank riOVi .wants',to pay only 50 cents a square foot for the parcel. Thomas says jhe agency cannot accept less thai) $2 a foot. Cockrill warned TKohias that unless he could effectuate an early transfer of title to the property in exchange for the full disposition price, the Urban Renewal Agency, arid the city of North Little Rock could be penalized. Cockrill said that, the penalty could be withheld^, from the'' city's federal revdnue sharing" funds. Terence E. Renaud, Twin City president,' said Monday that the bank wasn't willing to pay the same price "for a 120- foot Strip of property that's sur* rounded by a bunch 1 . Of 'old buildings and old hotels...as we were to pay for a two-block area that was completely cleared." Renaud said the bank still intended to purchase the balance of the tract at the contract price of $2 a foot. However, he said he would refuse to pay the full price for a smaller parcel where the building is being constructed sihce.ihyagency's failure to clear '.the land completely hdd made construction more costly. < M.C. LEE of Hope receiving a 50-year pin from Carl Fuller at a meeting last week of Whitfield Masonic Lodge No. 239. Fuller, as a special representative of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas, made the presentation. He was delegated by James Vandeer, grand master of the State of Arkansas. Stowaways Triplets^ whose dad was city's 1st discovered P&jR director, will study at Tech NEW YORK (AP) - A weeklong voyage in the holds of a banana freighter has ended in despair for more than 70 job- seeking South American stowaways who were discovered by crewmen and immigration officials. Seven of the men were hospitalized Tuesday for treatment of malnutrition after the 12,000- ton Prudential Lines freighter Santa Elena docked here. The rest remained on board today in the custody of immigration officials. Most of the stowaways were treated Tuesday for exhaustion, dehydration and hunger. Officials said the men had been smuggled aboard in Ecuador, hoping to land safely in the United States and find jobs. Prudential said it was trying to arrange a charter flight to fly them back to Ecuador at the line's expense. About a dozen of the stowaways were discovered at sea when hunger and thirst drove them from their hideaways in search of food and water. Another 61 were found Tuesday, huddled in a hold packed with boxes of green bananas and refrigerated to 52 degrees. Immigration and customs officials said it was the largest number of stowaways they could remember being seized on one ship here in at least 30 years, The Santa Elena left Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Aug. 6, according to Maurice Kiley, acting director of the U.S. Immigration and Nasalization Service here. MAN GETS EVEN WITH MOTHER-IN-LAW ISTANBUL (AP) — Mothers- in-law can be hard to take, and Istanbul restaurateur Ismail Arduc found his especially difficult. When she finally persuaded her daughter to leave him after only nine months of marriage, Arduc thought up a revenge. He ha>. 1,000 handbills printed advertising the opening of a new brothel — at his mother-in- law's address — and distributed them on the streets of Istanbul. The good lady, appalled by her stream of unwelcome calj- ers, informed the police and Arduc has been arrested on a charge of defamation of character. RUSSELLVILLE-Arkansas Tech students, who after a night of studying might see double, will see triple when Carol, Connie, and Cathy Moore of Foreman begin their fall term of work here on August 29. The Southwest Arkansas triplets, who have sung for organizations in a four-state area, have enrolled for the fall term at'Arkansas Tech along with their brother,' Jamtfs Moore, a pre-veterinary major. James will be a sophomore. Before they enrolled at Tech, the girls visited several colleges. They wrote after enrolling. "We finally decided on Tech for several reasons. First, we like the size of the college. It is not so large that you lose your identity as an individual and yet it offers the activities and social aspects of a larger school. Also, it is our understanding that Tech has a high academic standard. "Secondly, we like the campus. It is cpnyenient in that it isn't necessary to drive to class and worry with parking, etc. The dorms are nice, too. We thought they were nicer than any of the schools we visited. "And thirdly, we like .the towji, of Russellville and the surrounding area. We come from a small town atmosphere. We feel that we will adjust better in the church, etc. And, of course, the scenery around Rnssellville is beautiful with tne mountains and lake. It really is a beautiful recreational area." And their selection met with favor of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kelsey Moore, who wrote. "As parents, we, more or less, left the decision up to them but we are very pleased with their choioe. The girls' father, Kelsey Moore, was Hope's first Park and Recreation director—back in the 1950's. although she has not yet definitely decided on a major. The one activity they plan together is participating in the Tech choir. They have been performing together in public for about eight years. They have studied privately at Texarkana for three years. Mrs. Moore wrote that the .J'sintf, all classical, popular, sacred, or country western. They have won several local talent contests and are regular members of the choir of the Foreman Methodist Church, where Cathy is assistant organist. Among their recent appearances was the Missouri- Arkansas Kiwanis International Convention. They have also sung for various music clubs, the Elks, the Kiwanis, , . Business and Professional Women, and Parent-Teacher Associations. The Russellyille High School ;. SuperintendentjJHaryey; Young, * heard them at a "convention recently and asked them to present a program at the high school this year. At any rate, Tech is sure the Moore sisters will be heard from even more. Pair found shot, beaten FAYETTEVILLE.Ark. (AP) — Deputy Pros. Atty. Ron McCann of Washington County said today a charge of capital felony murder had been filed against Carl A. Collins, 20, of Fayetteville in the death of John Welch, 77, a Washington County farmer. Collins, originally from Clarksville, had not been apprehended early today. Washington County authorities said Welch was shot to death and his wife, Gertrude, 75, was seriously beaten Tuesday during an apparent rob- bery at the couple's farm in the Blue Springs area 12 miles east of here. Police said Welch was shot i once in the right side of the chest with a shotgun and apparently died instantly. Mrs. Welch, who was hospitalized in serious condition, had been beaten and knocked uncon- • scious, authorities said. The couple's 1967 turquoise pickup truck and an undetermined amount of cash were taken from the farm, police said. "We really feel the college is right tor them in size, activity, and academically. Tech really gets slighted in publicity in our part of the state. People in our area are not aware of what a really good school Tech is or of what all it has to offer." Cathy is planning on majoring in music education. Connie in medical records, and Carol probably in education, When your kids leave the nest Tour begins Sept, 30- KXAR International second European trm is now scheduled for September 30 through ,0ct£feer 8. The tour will take about 40 Hope arid vicinity residents to Munich, Innsbruck and lots of points of interest to Bavaria. Optional tours wUl go as far as Switzerland-and Northern Italy. • 7 «W**P Deadline for making payment ol $4,99 is Monday; August 26. Th.: group \yttl go by feus to Memphis; then By to Chicago to join the tour. Further details are available • at KXAR. You want them to be well prepared to fight the battle of life. College training is more useful than ever before. Many parents make certain that the money will be available when the time comes by starting a special sayings account. Hope Federal has a variety of savings plans, tinging from 5 l /4 per cent on daily interest to 7¥> per cent on certificates, which makes the easier for you. '••' nO ; Hope Federal * loan Association Ford still not close to naming a new V. P. WASHINGTON (AP) - As speculation about the next vice president centers on Nelson A. Rockefeller and George Bush, President Ford is described as still not close to making a choice. Rockefeller, a former New York governor, is being pushed primarily by liberals or moderates and Bush, the Republican national chairman, mainly by conservatives. However, there is some blurring of ideological lines that indicated GOP acceptance of both possibilities. Despite the speculation, however, there was no indication that those two were indeed the front-runners, "It is still at a very preliminary stage," one Ford associ- ate said Tuesday morning. "I would hot expect a decision until the end of the week, at the earliest." A similar comment came from Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott, who said, "I think no decision has been made, and I doubt if the President will start reducing the list until at leasttomorrow (Wednesday)." Lawmakers close to the new President professed ignorance about who would be named. Both House Republican Leader John J. Rhodes of Arizona, who declined to name his personal choice, and Sen. John G. Tower of Texas, who backs Bush, named Rockefeller and Bush as the two names receiving the most mention. Rhodes presented sealed envelopes from 121 of the 187 House Republicans to Max Freiersdorf, the chief White House liaison man at the House. Scott gave envelopes from 33 of the 42 Senate Republicans to Tom Korologos, the chief presidential aide at the Senate. In contrast to Rhodes, Scott listed three of his choices —Rockefeller, his first choice; Bush, and Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona, who has support among his fellow Senate conservatives. As he made the presentation of Korologos, two other GOP senators came in with their envelopes and said Rockefeller was on their lists, along with liberal Sen. Charles McC. Mathias of Maryland and conservative Clifford P. Hansen of Wyoming. Ford has told congressional leaders he will name his choice by the Aug. 23 scheduled start of a congressional Labor Day recess. Meanwhile, former Defense Secretary Melvin Laird, one of those under consideration by Ford, said he doesn't Want to be vice president. The Milwaukee Journal also quoted Laird as saying he didn't want any job in the administration. The newspaper quoted Laird as saying, "I can do r lot more during the next few years as his friend than chasing all over the country as vice president." Four men arrested Packing day for Fords for victimizing boys WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Four men, including two Boy Scout leaders, have been arrested on morals charges concerning what an official called incidents involving "a vast number of small boys." Dist. Atty. Richard McConnell said Tuesday a fifth man was being sought. He said the arrests arose from a circuit court investigation of the death of bachelor Robert M. Jones, a hospital administrator at whose rural Genesse home several youths were allegedly victimized during a Boy Scout campout May 17-19. Jones, 49, died of carbon monoxide poisining in July in his garage the day after a party at his home involving about 30 men and boys. His death was ruled a suicide. "He was a suspected member of the community," McConnell said. "I respected him as a professional. Even many of his closest friends, I'm sure, will be shocked to learn of this dual life." Four men were freed on bond of up to $15,000 on a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges, including exhibiting obscene films to children, sexual perversion, taking indecent liberties with a child and contributing to delinquency. Complaints cite 16 alleged incidents involving 14 boys at the Genesee campout, McConnell said. Other incidents date back about a year, he said. "A vast number of small boys, from 8-10 years old, were victimized," McConnell said. The investigation, he said, shows "there is no such thing as a victimless crime." ALEXANDRIA, Va. -This is packing day for the Fords of Crown View Drive. The new tenants of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. hope to move in Monday. "It's very beautiful and in excellent condition," observed First Lady Betty Ford after inspecting the 132-room executive mansion Tuesday. "I'm thrilled to death." Although Mrs. Ford said she is looking forward to moving across the Potomac River, she made it clear right off that "I really don't consider it my house—I consider it the house of the people." Her husband, President Ford, plans to be out of town moving day, addressing the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Chicago. Reporters noted that Ford is a predawn riser and often fixes his own breakfast. That might not change, Mrs. Ford hinted: "All he needs is a toaster." Broached about her views that President Ford was thinking about appointing a woman for vice president, Mrs. Ford replied that it was a fine idea. "It would be very nice, I think it's time that women step up and take their place," she said. Nevertheless, she said her husband has not discussed with her who will be his choice for No. 2. The First Lady, appearing in a bright green dress for her First full-fledged news conference at the Pennsylvania Avenue address, hedged on whether she called herself a women's liberation advocate. "...Certainly on equal rights and equal pay," she said finally. As First Lady, Mrs. Ford says she plans to keep up her active volunteer work in the arts and with retarded children. Adc/r -to CHARGE IT OR USE OUR LAYAWAY! SALE STARTS AUG 15 I SCHOOL HANDBAGS $ S f5i fl 44 *'" S1 •» RIG. $5.95 Leather look vinyls, corduroy and suede. Lovely fall colors, black, navy. [© FILLER PAPFR MURPHY'S 300 COUNT FILLER OURREG.88' REGULAR'S 47 ^_ SCHOOL BAGS $ 2 97 SCHOOL BAGS $ 1" KINDERGARTEN MATS REGULAR >2 187 ! SMITH CORONA RIGUIAR >54» + MM ADDING MACHINE $49" SCHOOL 4 GLUE I SCHOOl C * GLUE,] JUMBO OR FINEIINE LIQUID CRAYONS OUR REG. W SCHOOL BOXES BALL PENS retractable IOINPK. COMPOSITIONBOoir 3/1°° SMITH CORONA ILMIR'S GLUi 4 01. 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