Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 16, 1974 · Page 8
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 8

Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, August 16, 1974
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Page Eight HOPE (AUK.) STAR Friday, August 16, 19t4 Spokesman says AP&L getting none of the extra rate increase WILLIAM M. LEE of Hope (left) receives a 50-year pin from special representative Carl Fuller at a recent meeting of Whitfield Masonic Lodge No. 239. Ordination of women rejected CHICAGO (AP) — A ruling body of the Episcopal Church says 11 women ordained in a controversial ceremony about two weeks ago are not priests and may not perform priestly duties. The interpretation of church doctrine came in the form of a resolution approved overwhelmingly Thursday by the House of Bishops at a two-day special session to consider the women's ordinations. Charles V. Willie, vice president of the House of Deputies, the :•;other branch of the church's legislative General Convention, called approval of the resolution "an exercise of male arrogance of the most blatant kind I have ever seen." Willie also deplored the bishops' voice vote rejection of an amendment to the resolution which would have urged approval of women priests by the General Convention at its next meeting in two years. "We are shocked and saddened," one of the women, Carter Heyward of New York City, said in a statement on behalf of her 10 colleagues, "The fact that men could sit there and presume to make a decision affecting the vocations of women and not think it is prejudicial amazes me," she said. "I'm still a priest. There's no question about it in my mind." She added: "Each of us will make her own decision as to how and when to affirm the priesthood she knows to be hers." She declined to elaborate. Nine of the ordained women were present at v^ious times during the meeting. The resolution also decried the actions of four bishops involved in the ordination ceremonies in Philadelphia on July 29. However, the delegates dropped a separate action which could have led to the stripping of priestly orders of three of those who officiated. The fourth attended the ceremony but did not participate. The Rt. Rev. John M. Allin, presiding bishop of the church, said the question was an internal matter and should not be interpreted by the secular vorld as one which restricts the freedom of women. However, he said that any of the women who attempt to practice priestly duties, or any bishop who allows them to do so, is subject to discipline, including expulsion from the 3.2 million-member church, the American branch of the Anglican Church in England. Liberty Poles In the first years of American independence, July 4th was celebrated by erecting bunting-draped Liberty Poles in public squares. Similar to May Poles, they honored the Liberty Tree, a large elm in Boston's hanover Square under which the Sons of Liberty held meetings until British troops cut it down after the Boston Tea Party. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A spokesman for Arkansas Power & Light Co. said today that electric bills had gone up 30 to 40 per cent for retail residential customers in central Arkansas for June 1974 over June 1973. But, he said, the utility is getting none of the extra money. The rise in rates for residential customers in other parts of the stale would differ slightly from those for central Arkansas because of differing rate structures. Whatever the exact percentage, however, almost everyone's rates have significantly increased. Charles Steel, the director of Public Affairs for AP&L, said bills had gone up because of the fuel adjustment clause in the utility's rate structure. The clause allows utility com- panies to pass along to customers the price increases companies experience in buying energy. If the cost of energy to the company goes down, however, the same clause requires the utility to pass the savings along to customers. Steel said the utility had experienced two problems which caused consumer's rates to go up. First, he said, AP&L had traditionally used natural gas as its primary source of energy, but "the cost of natural gas has gone up tremendously during the past year." Secondly, also during the past year, natural gas supplies were curtailed to AP&L because of the oil shortage; therefore, Steel said, "We had to substitute fuel oil in large quantities to make up for the shortage of natural gas." Natural gas was expensive, he said, but fuel oil cost even more. Steel said since 1965, which is the base-price year for the fuel adjustment clause, AP&L's energy buying costs had varied from year to year. "In recent years, however, we have had to recover cost increases from our customers," he said. With natural gas practically unavailable, the utility turned to fuel oil, Steel said. He said the utility uses mostly No. 6 fuel oil because it is cheaper than other kinds, By character, however, it is a dense oil. "To keep costs down," Steel said, "we are striving to use No. 6 fuel oil at all our plants. Southern council in 3*daymeet HELEN, Ga. (AP) - The 'Commission on the Future of the South, a regional planning council created by 14 Southern states, opens a three-day meeting today near this picturesque north Georgia town. Four governors were expected along with some 200 officials, businessmen and scholars for the meeting at nearby Unicoi Station in the Chattahoochee National Forest. The Southern Growth Policies Board, composed of representatives of 14 Southern states, established the commission and charged it with developing a statement of regional growth objectives for the next five years. The statement is to be presented to the board Nov. 13. Gov. Jimmy Carter, current chairman of the policy board, is host for the conference. T family center SOON. HERVEY SQUARE OPEN 9-9, MONDAY THRU SATURDAY SATURDAY DOOR BUSTERS V *?V WHILE QUANTITIES LAST ISOPROPy RUBBING < 1 ALCOHOL COMPOUND^ 16 01. LIMIT 2 14 c EACH CONTAC BKONGESTANT CAPSULES IOCTPKG LIMIT ? 69 C EACH. GOLDEN "T ANTIPERSPIRANT GENTLY EFFECTIVE CONTROL 801. 59 C EACH I PEAK TOOTH PASTE FAMILY SIZE 6.3 01 I jfOc EACH LIMIT 1 WASH CAN LINERS BOX OF W FITS UP TO 30 GALLON TRASH CANS T t ! LIMIT 2 EACH T I _V "" GOLDEN "T 2.SOZSKIEM HEAVY RUG YARN FOR RUGS & ACCESSORIES 29 C T T i Wednesday, July 10, at 5:00 p.m. We served a new record peak load of 2,745,000 kilowatts Thursday, July 11, at *00 p.m. We broke that record with a new all-time peak of 2,755,000 kilowatts. Friday, July 12,1974, at 4:00 p.m. The old record of 2,755,000 kilowatts was eclipsed by a new record of 2,792,000. Wednesday, July 17, at 4:00 p.m. Another new record was posted: a cool 2,855,000 kilowatts Thursday, July 18, at 4:00 p.m. AP&L transmitted 2,863,000 kilowatts of electricity, breaking the old record Friday, July 19, at 4:00 p.m. A record of 2,914,000 kilowatts was established Monday, July 22, at 3:00 p.m. AP&L. for the first time ever, recorded a peak load of more than three million Kilowatts, setting a new high of 3,049,000 kilowatts, which, so far. still stands Yog can, of course, expect your share of these record amounts to be reflected on your electric bill as a somewhat higher price for comfort The hot weather is still with us, so here are two ways you can reduce high summertime bills One. set your thermostat at the highest level at which you can be comfortable Two. call us about our budget billing plan It can be a big help to your family budget by leveling out the payments you send AP&L to about the same amount each month of the year MIDDLE SOUTH UTILITIES SYSTEM STAN04RDSIZf BABY CRIB MATTRESS MEN'S GOLDEN "T BRIEFS 3PA1RJOAPKG. CUSTOMIRWBFACJIOH MCT'J GOIOFN'T - SHIRTS $O55 MH'S SLIGHTLY IRREGULAR T-SHIRTS

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