Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 15, 1974 · Page 1
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fhefd/fefsays; Under def/e/fs and Inflation, Government doesn f §o broke—buf pr/Vofe e/f/zens do, «HBHHftlBHiP •' ^ .,. ^X ^pg^fe .J Our Daily Bread Sliced Thih by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Big City Access Aids Some Lakes; Millwood Report As you noted in Wednesday's edition, attendance so far in 1974 is off 11 per cent from 1973 at Millwood Lake. And the Tulsa office of the U.S. Corps of Engineers says this decline is general with the lakes under Tulsa's jurisdiction. On the other hand, the Little Rock district reports 1974 attendance is up 10 per cent at Norfork lake. The explanation is that the government lakes of north and central Arkansas are closer to metropolitan centers than the rather remote sites of the lakes in our area. Folks in Memphis, St. Louis and Little Rock don't have to drive as far to reach north Arkansas lakes—and what we have here is a lingering effect of the recent world-wide shortage of oil, plus the high price that the crunch' put on automobile gasoline. Nevertheless, our Millwood Lake's performance in 1974 is very good under the circumstances. For the first six months of 1973 Millwood had 1,327,400 visitors; for the same period this year the total is 1,181,700—an average of 196,950 tourists per month. By any standard that is a staggering figure, and a bonanza for the area that capitalizes on this potential trade. Which reminds me that we still have no safe harbor on the Hempstead and Howard counties' eastern shoreline, much of the trade advantage going to the Texarkana and Ashdown side of the lake because the west shore's terrain is more favorable to dock facilities. He/npstead and Howard , counties need to prod the Corps of Engineers for future development of the east shore. Upon such development depends how well Hope and Nashville can cash in on this lucrative tourist trade. Two girls apparently strangled MONTVALE, N.J. (AP) Bergen County Prosecutor Joseph Woodcock says two teenage girls whose nude bodies were found near a garden apartment here apparently were strangled. The bodies of Lorraine Kelly, 16, and Mary Ann Pryor, 17, North Bergen, N.J., were found Wednesday morning lying face down, side by side, in a wooded area. They had been missing since Friday. Woodcock said it appeared the girls had been sexually assaulted. He said they apparently had been killed Monday night. Police theorized that the girls were runaways. Woodcock said the girls were last seen together Friday afternoon at a bus stop in Ridgefield, about five miles from their homes and about 15 miles from this residential community near the Rockland County, N.Y., border. 48 killed in plane crash PORLAMAR,Venezuela(AP) — The crash of a Venezuelan airliner into a mountain during a storm here on the resort island of Margarita killed all but one of the 43 persons aboard, officials said. It was not known if any foreigners were among the passengers. Officials of the airline, Aero- postal, said the copilot, Ivan Rodolfo Magallanes, survived the crash Wednesday into Mt. Piache, six miles from Porlamar, but he was in critical condition. The plane came from Caracas and stopped in Barcelona and Cumana. Hope IHempslead County Home of the Bowie Knife Member of the Associated Press VOL. 75—No. 259 —14 Pages Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features IIOPK. AHKAN'SAS fHURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1974 Star Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending March .11,1974—1,080 As filed with Audit Kureaii of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICK toe Nixon is subpoenaed for Ehrlichman trial feg$K?1 * <T-v*«'»***t. THE FIRST METHODIST CHURCH of DeAnn will hold its first worship service in seven years beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. The church was organized in 1885, and the present building erected in 1918. The church then closed down, and was only recently remodeled with donations and work from church members and friends. Sunday's sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Ralph Burke, formerly of DeAnn, and now pastor of the First Methodist Church of Rowlette Methodist Church in Dallas. Services will be held each Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. Members of the DeAnn Methodist Church extend a thank-you to all who donated, and a welcome to all who want to attend the Sunday services. Mills sees Qiy Board draws up rules, penalties for RR violations J_ -!>,'!••. J'-^-r.- . .ivS'ii&Jfc'Vii-'^Vaj? .: .•#"'• • *_'•"••-•.•„, adoption of health bM WASHINGTON (AP) — A national health insurance bill has been rated a stronger prospect for congressional passage this year in the wake of a major new compromise measure. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills of the House Ways and Means Committee gave a broad outline of the compromise Wednesday and said it could be adopted this year. Caspar W. Weinberger, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, agreed that the Mills' plan showed progress and increased the chances of getting a bill passed before Congress adjourns. He reiterated that President Ford "is very eager indeed to have a health insurance bill passed this year." The Mills plan, which draws on some of more than a dozen health bills in Congress, centers on three main points: —An improved health care program for the poor, financed mainly with federal money and administered by the states. It would have uniform eligibility requirements and benefits and would replace the Medicaid program. —Coverage for catastrophic illnesses financed by a payroll tax requiring employers to share 75 per cent of the cost and workers 25 per cent. —A program of premium health insurance for the bulk of Americans who work. It would be phased in gradually, with most of the costs paid by employers. Workers would have a federal tax deduction for the premium costs, while employers would continue getting an existing b'usiness-cost tax deduction for their share. New era seen WASHINGTON (AP) - Governors and mayors of both parties say President Ford has signaled a new era of cooperation between the White House and leaders of the states and cities. "Once again, it's fun to come to Washington," said Gov. Wendell Anderson, D-Mum., chairman of the Democratic Governors Caucus, after Ford spent an hour in an informal meeting Wednesday with a bipartisan group of 15 governors. The state executives praised Ford for what they said was a new attitude of sympathy for their problems • The City Board of Directors, at its regular meeting Tuesday night, adopted on first and second readings, a resolution instructing City Manager Gerald Keith to notify each railway company operating in the city of Hope whose lines intersect or cross any highway or street within the city limits, that the Board requires the railroad companies to construct, maintain, and improve the roadway between their tracks in such a manner as will be, at all times for the best and safe interest of the traveling public. Upon failure to comply within 20 days after notice has been served upon it, the railroad company shall be subject to prosecution under the law and shall be further subject to an injunction on the application of the city or any interested person or property owner who is affected by the present unsatisfactory condition of such crossings. All three railroad companies operating in Hope will be sent a copy of the resolution along with a copy of a proposed ordinance drawn up by City Attorney James Pilkinton. The ordinance is printed below in its entirety. WHEREAS, under the provisions of Section 24-1 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Hope, Arkansas, as amended, each railway company operating in the City of Hope, Arkansas, is required to build and construct all necessary street and highway crossings, and to keep them in good repair; and WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the City of Hope, Arkansas, has found and determined that the railway companies, operating in the city, have not kept the street crossings in good repair; that persons and vehicles have been damaged in using said crossings; that the railroad crossings are dangerous at this time; and, until such time as said crossings are repaired and made safe for public use, it is necessary for the speed of trains through the city be restricted in the interest of public safety: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CITY OF HOPE, ARKANSAS: SECTION 1: That Section 24-6 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Hope, Arkansas, is hereby amended to read as follows: "SEC. 24-6. Speed Restricted. It shall be unlawful to move, propel or cause to be moved or propelled, any railway train, railway car, cars, railway engine, railway locomotive or railway equipment of any kind whatever, over, along, across or upon any street, alley, avenue, highway, road, or other public thoroughfare, in the City of Hope, Arkansas, at a rate of (Continued on 1'agf Two) WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Nixon was subpoenaed today to appear as a witness for John D. Ehrlichman in the Watergate cover-up trial next month. The subpoena was filed in U.S. District Court by Ehrlichman's lawyer, Andrew C. Hall. It said: "You are commanded to appear in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ... on the 9th day of September, 1974, at 9:30 a.m. to testify on behalf of John D. Ehrlichman ... and to remain until called." The subpoena was addressed to Nixon at the "Presidential compound, San Clemente, Calif." where the former president moved after resigning his office last Friday. Ehrlichman, formerly domestic counsel to Nixon, had been one of the former president's closest advisers. There was no indication in the filing at district court that the subpoena actually had been served. Any party in a lawsuit may issue subpoenas for witnesses without prior court approval. However, the recipient may ask the court to dismiss a subpoena later. Ehrlichman is one of six defendants scheduled to go on trial Sept. 9 on charges of obstructing justice by attempting to thwart the investigation of the Watergate break-in at the Democratic party's national headquarters in 1972. The other defendants are former White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman;- former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell; former Haldeman aide Gordon Strachan, former Nixon re-election committee aide and one-time assistant Atty. Gen. Robert C. Mardian; and Kenneth Wells Parkinson, a re-election committee lawyer. Ehrlichman had attempted to subpoena Nixon while he was still president. That was in connection with California state charges against Ehrlichman, most of which have since been dismissed, growing out of the break-in at Lord Mayor dies STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart's Lord Mayor Arnulf Klett, 69, died Wednesday of a heart attack while vacationing in the Black Forest. Klett, a liberal-leaning independent, was named to the lord mayor post in 1945 by French troops occupying the bomb- demolished city. During the last 29 years — the longest reign of any West German mayor — he helped rebuild Stuttgart. Records show hundreds of motorists ore ignoring 55m.p.In, speed limit By CONNIE HENDREX Star feature editor Drivers, that 55 m.p.h. speed limit is for real. The number of those arrested for speeding in recent months tell the story only too well According to "Scrub" Mosier, commander of District G, Arkansas State Police, the number of arrests reflects only a small portion of drivers caught for speeding. The other factor is merely a change in attitude by the Arkansas State Police toward enforcement of the "energy crisis" speed limit. "When the speed limit was first put in, most drivers were obeying it. But as time has gone on, many have adopted a careless attitude. They seem to be driving faster than ever, and in larger numbers also," noted Captain Mosier. The "higher numbers" is reflected in the statistics kept by state troopers of arrests. The crack-down" began after a survey by troopers in un- marked cars, keeping an eye on the numbers of speeders. The survey revealed such an unusually large percentage, impossible for the state police to ignore. Speeding cars had their days numbered. "The number was so outrageous that we had to do something, on a state-wide basis, as well as in our area. Just to prove a point, I had three troopers who each made more than 100 arrests in July alone," revealed Captain Mosier. The statistics are staggering. Statewide, there were 28,717 arrested for speeding from January to July of 1973. The same period for this year showed 45,926. That is almost a 50 per cent increase. On a district basis for the months of May and June, there were 124 trucks and 451 cars for May. June's arrest sheet showed 161 trucks and 585 cars. July's figures haven't been totaled yet, but the indications are that they may be even higher. Mosier says the reason is simple—drivers simply ignore the speed limit. "The average speed is about 65 m.p.h. At night, people are driving even faster, usually about 90 m.p.h. I guess they assume that no one will be checking at that time. Our biggest time of the day is from two to five in the afternoon, but the night arrests are increasing rapidly," said Captain Mosier. Mosier said that 75 per cent of those arrested were "nice about being stopped." The biggest complaint was the speed limit itself. Most of those ticketed tell the officer that a 55 m.p.h. speed limit is impossible to obey. Interstate drivers are also the biggest offenders in comparison to the two-lane roads. "I suppose you really can't blame someone for not liking the new speed limit. But I find it hard to understand someone driving more than 70, which is becoming the average pick-up speed. The biggest reason why more people are picked up on Interstate is due to our lack of personnel. We simply don't have enough troopers to cover every road, so we tend to concentrate on the super highways," explained Captain Mosier. Mosier admitted that some had an excuse for their speeding. The biggest one offered to troopers was "trying the car out by blowing the exhausts." But a few valid ones have stood up to trooper scrutiny. One woman said that she was hurrying to see an ill relative in a Texarkana hospital. Once the story was found to be ture, Captain Mosier destroyed the ticket. But don't count on sick relatives to save you from a ticket. The best way is to obey that 55 m.p.h. sign on the side of the road. the office of Daniel Ellsberg's pyschiatrist, Dr. Lewis Fielding of Beverly Hills. A California judge issued a subpoena in that case but before the Washington, D.C., Superior Court could act on it, the issue was made moot by dismissal of the charges. Ehrlichman was convicted July 12 in U.S. district court on one count of conspiring to violate Fieldinj/s civil rights and two counts of lying to a Watergate grand jury. He was sen- tenced to serve 20 months to 5 years in prison, but Is free while appealing the sentence. Before that trial began, Ehrlichman was in a subpoena fight with the White House over access to personal notes he had left there when he resigned April 30, 1973. That dispute was settled in a compromise with the White House after U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell threatened to dismiss the case if the White House withheld evidence. Park escapes, wife dies of bullet wound SEOUL (AP) - President Chung Hee Park escaped an assassination attempt today, but his wife was killed, a presidential spokesman announced. He said she died after a nearly six-hour operation at the Seoul National University hospital of a gunshot wound she suffered during the assassination attempt. The attempt took place as Park was making an Independence Day address. A man opened fire, the president ducked down behind the speaker's desk and was not hit, but his 47-year-old wife was hit in the head. Security guards wounded the gunman and arrested him. A 16-year-old girl choir singer in the audience also was killed, possibly by police bullets. The government said the gunman carried a Japanese passport, and the Japanese Foreign Ministry said it was issued in the name of Yukio Yoshii, 23, of Osaka. But Yoshii told a television interviewer in Osaka: "I am not the gunman. I am in Japan. Somebody must have taken advantage of my name." Park was making an Independence Day address to about 1,000 persons in the National Theater to observe South Korea's 29th anniversary. Witnesses said the man ran toward the stage and opened fire from about the third row. The government statement said the man's revolver misfired, then he fired twice. One bullet struck the desk that protected Park. Another hit Mrs. Park, who was sitting behind her husband. The young girl was a member of a 200-voice girls' choir that was to perform for the celebration. She was sitting in the front row. After Mrs. Park and the girl were carried bleeding from the auditorium and the wounded gunman was removed, Park said: "I will resume my statement." He talked for five minutes, then the girls' choir sang for a few minutes. The president received a standing ovation as he left the theater for the university hospital to be with his wife. Park, who is 56, and his wife have a 14-year-old son and two daughters, 22 and 20. Mrs. Park is a former schoolteacherm The shooting was the first known direct attempt on Park's life. He became president in a bloodless coup in May 1961, but opposition has grown as his rule became more authoritarian. Late in 1972, Park amended the constitution to give himself virtually unlimited powers and permitting him to stay in office indefinitely. When demonstrations demanding a return to democracy mushroomed last winter, he banned all antigovernment activities and made them punishable by death or prison terms. Military courts have convicted 135 opponents of the government this year and sentenced most of them to prison. Some death sentences have been handed out, but several were commuted to life imprisonment and none of the others have been executed. Wage-price task force endorsed by 2 groups By PEGGY SIMPSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Banking Committee voted 27-7 today to give President Ford the Cost of Living task force he requested to monitor wage and price actions. The proposal still faces action by the full House and by the Senate. The bill will go to the House floor Monday under a parliamentary procedure which requires a two-thirds vote for approval. Sen. John Sparkman, D-Ala., chairman of the Senate Banking Committe, said he hoped to win approval by the full Senate today. The AFL-CIO endorsed the proposal today, with some reservations. "In the name of honesty and fair dealing with the American public, don't pretend this task force is an answer to the economic problems of America," Andrew Biemiller, chief lobbyist for the labor federation, told the Senate Banking Committee. The committee is considering Ford's call for creation of a task force to provide a focal point in government for monitoring wage-price increases and battling inflation. Sen. John Sparkman, D-Ala., chairman of the committee, said he hopes to win full Senate approval of the legislation before the day is out. Biemiller said the AFI^CIO will go along with the task force, but added it felt the makeup should include representatives of labor and management as well as government. The Ford task force plan would include only representatives of the executive branch. Biemiller said labor would have no part of another wage- price control system, such as that under President Richard Nixon. The net result of that system, Biemiller said, was a decrease in workers' buying power. Kenneth Ruth, economic counselor to the President, said the Ford administration considers the task force as "one part of our over-all anti-inflationary arsenal, whose major weapons continue to be responsible fiscal and monetary policy." 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.

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