The Editor says: t t i !•.•»*• i Under deficits andinilation, Government doesn t go broke—but private citizens do. Star Our Daily Bread Sliced thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn With Other Editors 'Power' To Spare Of late there's been considerable debate about how much "power" the nation's governors do or don't have. But some unsung political punster in Frankfort, Ky., has pointed out that Gov. Wendell H. Ford is one governor who has "power" to spare these days. It seems that when a tornado knocked out electricity in much of Frankfort, the governor's office was in the dark— literally. Ford stayed on the job but had to coordinate emergency efforts by candlelight. Candles, however, shouldn't be needed in the governor's office ever again. With an eye to a possible repeat of what happened when the tornado hit, Ford directed that his office be tied-in to an emergency generator used by Civil Defense. We can't help but suspect that the governor wishes he had the "power" to solve all his other problems as easily. -Huntington (W. Va.) Herald Dispatch Police race to stop bomb threat LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have safely removed a 25- pound explosive device from a bus terminal locker, but are still trying desperately to find a man who says he has already planted another' "alphabet bomb." The mysterious, foreign-accented man, self-proclaimed military chief of Aliens of America, continued his alphabet assault on Los Angeles Friday night by planting an explosive device in a locker at a downtown Greyhound bus depot. Earlier, the same voice said the organization had planted a bomb which devastated a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on Aug. 6, killing three persons and injuring 35 others. The man, who calls himself Isaac Rasim in tape-recorded communiques, has vowed to spell out "Aliens of America" across the face of the nation "in blood." He has said "A" was for airport and "L" was for locker. In a tape recording directed to the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner Friday night, he said bomb "I" already had been planted. "Nothing could make us happier than if we could conclude that we can reveal the location of bomb T which is already planted," the speaker said in a casual, confident manner. Bomb "I" could be a device which Rasim said would be exploded in a crowded area Sunday if two now-retired police officers are not charged in connection with the death of two Mexican nationals in 1970. Asked if he thinks the threat still stands for Sunday, Asst. Police Chief Daryl Gates said, "I assume so." Rasim said the "0" in "of" in "Aliens of America" stood for oil refineries. But he excluded as a target those owned by Standard Oil Co. "Standard Oil Co. has courageously taken a stand of reasoning for the American people on the matter of Israel. For that reason, we have excluded each and every oil refinery of Standard Oil Co. from applicability to the letter '0' in our name which under all circumstances shall stand for oil refinery," Rasim said in the latest tape. Much of the rest of the tape contained an emotional condemnation of communism, religious oppression and sexual taboos. ^^^^_^^_ ^^^g|WU|gW Hope Hempstead County- Bowie Knife Member of VOL. 75-No. 261-6 Pages N . cwsp . a _ P ! r .. fi flOPfc, ARKANSAS SATURDAY. AUGUST 17, 1974 Av. in-1 pjiid circulation 3 months ending March 31.1974—4,080 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICE lOc THE BOYS OF DISTRICT G, which includes Hope, show off pleased expressions from their recent attendance at the Arkansas State Police Junior Academy held last week. Those who attended the camp sessions at Camp Pioneer were front row (1-r) Jeff Thomas, Texarkana and Max Johnson, also of Texarkana, Second row includes (1-r) Gary Morrison, Hope; Peter Wolfe, Texarkana; Gene Whisenhunt, Glenwood; Rex Dark, Foreman; David Beck, Hope and Larry Williams, Emmett. Third row campers were —Photo by Ray Davis with Star camera (1-r) Ronnie Hawthorne, Hope; Eldon Kuygendall, Dierks; David Hicks, Emmett; Coy Stone, Hope; and Matt King, Arkadelphia. Back row (1-r) were John McGee, Lewisville; Dennis Sharp, Ashdown; Eric Johnson, Stamps; Ross Williams, Prescott; and Allen Saylor, Arkadelphia standing back center. Russ Williams of Prescott took second place at the''"rifle range 1 and* Allen Saylor of Arkadelphia was chosen his unit's outstanding trooper for the week. District G was also runner-up in the softball tournament. Feedlot operator still in woods President By DON KENDALL AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Feedlot statistics for July illustrate the massive cutbacks in grainfed beef production and also indicate some operators may wish they had trimmed inventories even further. As of Aug. 1, says the Agriculture Department, the cattle feedlot inventory in seven major beef-producing states was 7,007,000 head. That was down 23 per cent from Aug. 1 last year. But the report, published at mid-week, also said 1,212,000 new cattle were replaced in feeding pens during July, up 7 per cent from July 1973. The main reason, of course, was that many feedlots had been cleaned out of cattle during previous months when low market prices and high feed prices combined to bring widespread losses to the industry. In May, for example, placements were down 39 per cent from a year earlier and in June they were down 49 per cent. Market prices of cattle for slaughter unproved in July, averaging $41.81 per hundredweight for steers at mid- west markets, up $5.52 from June. That rise, coupled with sharply lower prices for feeder stock needed to rebuild inventories, evidently was enough to encourage many operators to restock pens. Prices of choice feeder cattle in the 600-to 700-pound range have dropped precipitously from peaks of near $70 a year ago to half that record level. And USDA experts say they think those will continue low for the remainder of 1974. Thus, with lower feeder cattle costs and some rise in the slaughter market, the July placements showed some operators thought they could make a profit over the next few months. But meantime, since drought became more severe in the Midwest the corn crop has been trimmed far below earlier expectations and feed prices have risen again. That will put a further crunch on whatever recovery cattle feedlot operators anticipated. There is risk of distortion in taking the USDA report at face value, at least the part showing July placements being up 7 per cent from July last year. For one thing, feedlot cattle placements were declining a year ago. In July 1973, feedlot cattle placements were down 11 per cent from the same month in 1972, and down 5 per cent in August. Rancher is planning to drift through life CORONA, S.D. (AP) — Stung by the falling cattle market and anxious to get away for a while, the Marcus Joachim family is planning to drift through life for a few years on a giant homemade houseboat. Joachim, 26, who raised 100 head of cattle on his father's farm near here before the bottom dropped out of the market drew up the plans himself and began building the vessel in May. He plans to launch it on the Missouri River, and is constructing the 70-foot long and 20-foot high vessel on a trailer so all he has to do is pull it 200 miles south to the launch ramp at Sioux City, Iowa. "He's been playing with the idea for four years and we just decided to do it," said his wife Barbara, 22. "The cattle weren't making much of a living ... and he figured that before the kids are in school, we'd all get away while we can. I think it will be fun." The couple and their two daughters, Selissa, 4, and Nicole, 8 months, live with his father, Victor. Joachim, who worked on boats in Alaska, hopes to have his finished in October. The family will leave then, ur.less they're short of money, in which <'ase they'll save and sail nexi spring. The Lwui'b mam structure is i ons.rui-ted ot 2-bv-6-mch planks, and the bottom and sides will be covered by fiberglass. The living quarters, 14 feet by 40 feet, will be built on the main deck with a wheelhouse mounted on top. There will be two bedrooms and three watertight compartments for storage. Tanks will be built in the hold to carry 1,500 gallons each of fuel and water. "It will be just like a large trailer house," Mrs. Joachim said. "It will have a washer, heater, stove, lights, everything. "We plan to go to New Orleans, but after that we're not sure. Maybe we'll go around the West Coast and up to Alaska. He's making it so we can go on the oce.in. "If we run short, of money, we'll stop and he'll get a job, probably as a welder. But we really won't need much money. "I'm putting up a lot of food, and we'll butcher a steer before we go and put it in a freezer. "We're not really sure how long we'll stay with it. We'll see how we like it." 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 ur b> 5 p.in and a carrier will deliver your paper commutes to work By FRANCES LEWESE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Ford stops traffic twice daily over an eight-mile route, but fellow commuters just smile and wave him on. A commuter president is something Washington hasn't had in a while, and won't have very long. The Fords are planning to move into the White House on Monday and the President will be able to walk home from the Oval Office. Reporters and cameramen will be able to get a little more sleep and police and Secret Service escorts can relax. Ford's commuting has created a new style for a new president. It is reminiscent, in a way, of Harry S. Truman's early morning walks. The daily appearances give people a chance to see him, and reporters a chance for informal chats. Ford is an early morning commuter—of f before 7:30 a.m. He is back by 8 p.m. People can count on it. H has made him one of the folks in a way—even if his chauffeur - driven, police - escorted travel is luxurious. He comes home for dinner with a newspaper tucked under his arm, carrying his commuter-size brown attache case, always pausing to wave and chat. "Hi, President Ford," neighbor youngsters call out to him. One night he looked tired after a 12-hour day at the office. "It's been a long day," the President conceded to reporters with a tired smile. Ht- said he always does some reading on the 15-mmute drive. One evening, if he looked up alorifi the homebound route, he could have seen youngsters on a ^ras&> hillside holding aloft a hand-It-Lu.'ifd a i-n, baying "Hel- lu. Mi 1 . Pn.-Mi.lffU Demos to pick new state chairman LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Democratic State Committee will pick a new Democratic party chairman in less than a month, and Dean Boswell Jr. of Bryant looks like the best bet for it, so far. Stanley McNulty Jr. of Pine Bluff appears to be the first choice of David H. Pryor of Little Rock, the gubernatorial nominee. But Boswell looks more likely because he admits he wants the job. The decision will be made by the State Committee at the party's state convention Sept. 13-14 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. McNulty, who missed his insurance business during his work in behalf of Pryor through the May 28 primary, was glad, friends said, to get away from political affairs and back to his job. "I've got a business to run," he said. "I haven't said no to anything because I haven't been asked to accept anything. But it would be a hard decision on anything that would take me away from my business at this time." Acquaintances said that if Pryor tried to prevail upon McNulty to accept the job, McNulty might accept. While he had worked for Pryor locally in earlier campaigns, he did not originally intend to get involved in state political affairs at all, friends said. McNulty aided Carl Whillock of Fayetteville in running Pryor's gubernatorial nomination campaign. A friend said McNulty undertook thu; role because Pryor urged him to and McNulty strongly believed in Pryor's political philosophy and appreciated Pryor as a friend. While there has been a thread of speculation that Whillock might be a prospect for party chairman, most political talk suggests that he will become Pryor's executive secretary if he continues in state politics. But with Boswell, there is no such uncertainty. "I'd be interested in it," Boswell said. "Quite a few people have talked to me about it." Pryor has talked to McNulty and to Boswell, and perhaps others, but there has been no formal approach to anyone as a prospective chairman. Boswell, 49, maintenance supervisor for Reynolds Metals, is the brother of Ted Boswell, who ran third for the gubernatorial nomination in 1968 and third, with Pryor second, in a race against Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., in 1972. Both campaigns by Ted Boswell were run by Dean Boswell. Those who like the idea of Boswell becoming state party chairman include Roger Mears of Little Rock, the Pulaski County party chairman. He said he has heard that a number of Democrats were urging Pryor tj consider Boswell for the job. "He's a fine man," Mears said of Boswell. "I think he would make a wonderful chairman. Of course, I don't know what David's thinking is on this. I'm just giving you my opinion." Pryor said he had settled nothing in his own mind about a recommendaton for chairman, but planned to think through the possibilities this weekend. While McNulty and Boswell are the names mentioned most often in speculation about the chairmanship, some Democrats also have wondered whether the current chairman, Nancy Bolton of Osceola, might want to stay on in the job. Mrs. Bolton, the party's first woman chairman, took the job a couple of months ago when Brad Jesson of Fort Smith, who had been chairman as the choice of Gov. Dale Bumpers, resigned to end his term. With Bumpers now the party nominee for the U.S. Senate and the odds-on favorite to win in the Nov. 5 general election, the governor's backers apparently are leaving the choice of a chairman to Pryor. Mrs. Bolton said she hadn't thought about going on as chairman. She didn't rule the possibility out. If Pryor asked her to continue, "and thought I could be of help, I might agree, I don't know," she said. "I've enjoyed the work." The State Committee, which numbers about 120 members, actually will elect the chairman. This year's party ruies are different from the rules of the past, when the gubernatorial nominee's choice was almost routinely ratified by the party convention. Nevertheless, Pryor's recommendation is expected to be tantamout to approval by the committee. Karl Mundt dies at 74 WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Sen. Karl E. Mundt of South Dakota, an ally of Richard M. Nixon in the anti-Communist battles of the 1950's, is dead at 74. Mundt died Friday at Georgetown University Hospital here of a heart ailment. Funeral services are planned in Madison, S.D., next Wednesday. The former Republican senator retired in 1972, three years after suffering a stroke. He had been in Congress 34 years, including five terms., in. ihe House. Mundt was acting chairman of the House Committee on Un- American Activities during its hearings in 1948 on the case of Alger Hiss. Former President Nixon, then a young congressman from California, was a member of the committee and came to national prominence through his work on the case. Mundt and Nixon did most of the congressional sleuthing in the case. Mundt is reported to have coined the historic phrase "pumpkin papers" for documents relating to Hiss which Whittaker Chambers kept in a hollowed-out pumpkin on his Maryland farm. Hiss, a former State Depart- ment official, was convicted of perjury for swearing under oath that he did not pass secret information to Communist agents. Mundt and Nixon also jointly sponsored a bill to require registration of Communist party members. It passed the House but failed in the Senate. Later, the main points of it were incorporated into the Internal Security Law of 1950. Mundt authored the legislation which created the Voice of America,' raying a European trip had convinced him of the need to broadcast American views to listeners abroad to counteract Soviet propaganda. In the Senate, he served as temporary chairman of the Investigations Committee which held hearings on the dispute between Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., and the Army. He was an early advocate of nuclear weapons control, saying that without such curbs "civilization will crash in atomic war." Mundt, born in Humboldt, S.D., was elected to Congress in 1938 after serving as a high school superintendent and chairman of the speech department at Dakota State College. Roaming priest trying to open lines between religious groups By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Considering American religious life is now mostly broken into polarized blocs, the Rev. Malcolm Boyd keeps on the move seeking to open lines between them. "In the present situation, I find something essential about being on the road," says the roaming priest. Father Boyd, an innovative Episcopalian whose ministry has varied from parish pastorates and "freedom rides" to university classrooms and night club acts, maintains that communicating orthodox faith "demands unorthodox methods." In an interview, he said that Christianity in this country at present is suffering "tremendous fragmentation" in which each separate segment is "talking only to itself, when the very opposite is needed." "What the church needs to do more than anything else is to bring together the disparate groups that have developed among our people," he said. "The different groups need to listen to each other, to share their experiences." However, as he sees it, Christianity in the nation now has diffused into five distinctive categories, of which the established denominations represent onl> one '.ype. but from which the other groups have diverged. In those circumstances, he said he finds it useful to keep in motion. 'It's a ministry growing out of a need," he said. It makes him a kind of clerical courier — a "runner" across ruptured religious terrain. It's a word that's come to characterize his work. "The Runner" is the title of his latest book, issued by Word Publishers, of Waco, Tex. Although he remains an associate teaching fellow at Yale, his base in recent years, he now spends nearly all his time moving from place to place, group to group, "listening, trying to understand, discussing issues of faith." Father Boyd, 51, a Buffalo, N.Y., native, was a Hollywood TV producer before entering the ministry as an Indianapolis, Ind., rector and later chaplain at Colorado State University and Wayne State University, from which he branched into a diversified ministry in civil rights and other areas. He classified contemporary religious life in these five blocs: —Established religion, defined by denominational organizations, ingrown cautious, mostly racially segregated, wary of criticizing American policies, alienating some adhe- rents whenever it experiments or takes an unconventional stand. —Anti-establishmentreligion, an individualistic variety, including many theologians, young evangelical activists, Jesus kids, the "gay" church charismatics, a spin-off from Christianity, but not denominationally oriented. —The cultists, fascinated by oriental gurus, meditation exercises, astrology, magic, the occult, special diets, communes, generally a withdrawn, self-pre occupied element, disinterested in the churches, yet manifesting a genuine spiritual hunger. —A non-religious, anti-establishment group of social activists, who emerged from the church and drew their social conscience from Judeo-Christian tradition, but which abandoned it to battle for peace, racial justice and the poor. —The agnostics, utterly indifferent to religion, concerned only with careers, money, hedonistic enjoyment, totally illiterate concerning the Bible or theology and a rapidly growing group. "In this situation, the church can't safely sit in its ghetto," Father Boyd said. "It's got to force itself out into the mainstream so as to penetrate the different worlds."
What members have found on this page
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month