The Editor soys : The Editor soys: The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country—and winds up with a Government! ^^^^*^^^. ^^^^^^^™ . _ . .^ , ^^sjjjsgjtefc ^^A Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Indian Prayer; Transit Scandal Eclipses Watergate Perry Campbell of Perrytown se,nds me a desk decoration which reads: "Indian Prayer "Great Spirit "Grant that I may not criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins." The Star has been running this in the series of overlines above the Page One masthead for several years, in a slightly different form. Our version reads: "Indian Prayer (author unknown)—Dear Lord "Help me not to criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins." The version used by The Star is distributed all over Oklahoma as a wooden placard with the words burned in. But we are making one change, thanks to Perry. We'll make future editions read "Great Spirit" rather than "Dear Lord" —for that's how the Indians would have written it, "Great Spirit." The robbery of the Highway Trust Fund proceeds at a gallop, and the scandal of it overshadows anything that happened at Watergate. The Highway Trust Fund, as you know, is the depositary for the 4c-a-gallon federal tax you pay on the family car's gasoline, trusting to the federal government's pledge never to spend it for anything but highways. Now Congress is robbing the Trust Fund to help commuter trains and bus lines in the big cities. Previously the Congress had diverted money from the Trust Fund to build commuter transport—but last week it took a drastic step toward a still more atrocious betrayal of its pledge to the motoring public. Last week the House voted 202 to 197 for metropolitan subsidies not only to build commuter lines BUT ALSO TO COVER THEIR OPERATING LOSSES. This is a $20 billion measure for the next six years. In most of America people pay their own way traveling to and from work. But not in the big cities. In the big cities they pay cheap fares—and your gasoline tax money is being used to cover the commuter lines' losses. If ever politicians deserved to be hanged in effigy it's the misrepresentatives in the House who voted to expand the Highway Trust Fund scandal. Watergate was merely a matter of political campaign money. But this is a steal from the pocketbooks of America's automobile operators. Ken Coon is pleased UTTLE ROCK (AP) - Ken Coon of Conway, the Republican candidate for governor, said today he was pleased with the selection of Nelson Rockefeller as vice president. "I feel he can serve the country well because as governor of New York he was on the receiving end of many federal programs that simply didn't work," Coon said. "With this first-hand knowledge and as vice president he can begin to solve many of the individual state's problems." On another matter, Coon said he would have to know precisely what President Ford means by conditional amnesty for Vietnam war resisters before commenting. "All along I have stood against amnesty," said Coon. "When you start talking about conditional amnesty you open up a whole area for interpretation and I would definitely have to know what he's got. It could be a slap on the wrist; it could be 10 years hard labor." Hempstead Coufity Home of the Bowie Knife VOL. 75—No, 263 —8 Pages Member of the Associated Press ..»»«*, i»«.,i *,„!,* «.»r«-«c<«A t> Aitr>'tTct» on ion Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features HOPE. ARKANSAS TUESDAY, AUGUST 20. 1974 Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending March Si, 1974—4,080 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subjeet to audit. PtllCE! IOC Log truck overturns on Highway 4 Ford nominates Nelson Rockefeller for vice president A PILE OF LOGS lie along the roadside of Highway 4 South Monday, after a 1973 truck- trailer rig driven by James Krantz of Dierks tipped over on the soft shoulder and spilled its cargo. Police and workmen wprpi still laboring Saratoga schools to open August 26 —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Pod Rogers Tuesday morning to reload the logs and to clear the highway. The accident occurred at 2:40 p.m. Monday. Krantz was taken to a local hospital. Newsgirl fatally shot; dad hurt in accident Students will enroll for school at Saratoga on Monday, August 26. This includes kindergarten students. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. and be completed by 10:30 a.m., August 26. On August 27 school will open at 8:15 a.m. and buses will go home at noon. This schedule will, be, fqllowed through Friday, August SOi'There will be no school on Monday which is Labor Day. Full school days will begin Tuesday, September 3. Elementary teachers will include Mrs. Sara Sanders, Mrs. Jodie Walker, Mrs. Gaywyn Golden, Miss Arlene Hopkins, Mrs. Sidney Pricks, Mrs. Martha Hendrix, Mrs. Gwen Webb, Mrs. Robin O'Dell and Mrs. Karen Wolf. High school teachers will include James T. McCorkle Jr., Charles Evans, N.R. Coulter, Mr. and Mrs. James Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Leoron Brown, Mrs. M.H. Peebles, Stephen Horton and Miss Rebecca peloney. Mrs.™, ,;Majorie Witherspoon will teach remedial reading. Teachers' meetings and workshops will be conducted August 22 and 23. Miss Mariel Lott retired on June 30, 1974 after devoting 40 years to the Saratoga school system as teacher and elementary principal. HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) — "That family worked so hard, they tried to make a decent living," said Sue Amaral. Mrs. Amaral is a neighbor of the Marion Perchman family, hit doubly by tragedy over the weekend. Perchman's daughter, Edith, 12, died on Sunday when gunfire erupted from the house of a subscriber on'her Detroit Free Press newspaper route. She was hit in the face with shotgun pellets, and 15 pistol bullets were pumped into her body, police said. Perchman, who drove a delivery truck for the Free Press, was driving his daughter around her early morning route and was waiting for her in his Portrait of Happy By The Associated Press Her full name is Margaretta Filler Murphy Rockefeller, but she's known almost universally as "Happy." She's been compared to the Duchess of Windsor and accused of costing her husband a chance at the presidency. She is tall — 5 feet 7 — attractive and is the kind of woman who looks equally at home pouring tea for some formal function or relaxing on a country estate. Her finishing school yearbook noted her "bright smile and perpetual good humor." Happy Rockefeller, the wife of the man President Ford nominated today as vice president, was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., on June 9, 1926, the daughter of William Wonderly Fitler Jr., a millionaire. Her parents were divorced when she was 10 and her mother later remarried George E. Bartol of Wynnewood, Pa. Happy was brought up in the Philadelphia Main Line society of money and distinguished ancestors — one great-grandfather was Gen. George Gordon Meade, commander of the Union forces at Gettysburg; another great-grandfather, Edwin H. Fitler, was mayor of Philadelphia in the late 19th century. She attended Shipley's finishing school for girls, was graduated in 1944 and served as a hospital worker and driver for the American Women's Volunteer Service in Philadelphia. She made her debut in that city and married Army Medical Corps Capt. James Slater Murphy in 1948. Ten years later, she worked as a volunteer in Nelson A. Rockefeller's successful campaign for governor of New York and later joined his staff as a paid employe. In 1962, Rockefeller divorced his wife of 31 years and the mother of his five children and announced he would marry Mrs t Murphy as soon as possible. In April 1963, Happy got her divorce, signing away custody of her six children, and married Rockefeller the following month. She tried later to regain custody and lost, but won visitation rights. She and Rockefeller have two children of their own. In 1964, Rockefeller sought the GOP presidential nomination, losing to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater. Many blamed the divorce and compared the New York governor to the Duke of Windsor who gave up the throne of England for the woman he loved. As the years went by, the anger and criticism that came with the divorce faded. Mrs. Rockefeller drew as many cheers as her husband. Consumer bill backers rally WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate backers of legislation creating a federal consumer protection agency are making a third attempt to shut off a filibuster and bring the measure to a final vote today. Proponents say they need to pick up seven votes to gain the two-thirds majority that would impose cloture on the filibuster conducted by Sen. James B. Allen, D-Ala., and other conservatives who hope to talk the bill to death. Sen. Charles H. Percy, R-I11., and Sen. Abraham A. Ribicoff, D-Conr.., principal sponsors of the bill, have been attempting to secure the votes by offering to compromise on the measure. "Where's Happy?" shouted the crowds at the 1968 Republican convention in Miami Beach. Mrs. Rockefeller responds eagerly to that kind of acclaim. "The people are wonderful and you can't help but have a good time," she says. Today, the divorce seems to many an old-fashioned issue. First Lady Betty Ford was divorced from her first husband; President Ford's mother was divorced from his father. car outside the residence of Rudolph Acosta when she was shot. He pulled her into his automobile and sped away, but the car door flew open and he lost control of the vehicle which crashed into a house. Perchman suffered broken ribs and was hospitalized in fair condition. Police charged Rudolph Acosta, 24, with manslaughter ••did freed him on $2,500 bond. However, police Monday changed the charge to second- degree murder after hundreds of enraged citizens of this community of 33,000 marched on city hall and demanded his arrest. Officers said Acosta mistook the girl for a "hit man" with a contract on his life. They theorized Acosta's murder was ordered as part of a drug-related family feud. Acosta's attorney said Acosta would surrender on Wednesday. At the Perchman home on Monday, relatives and neighbors milled about in the hot afternoon sun. "You can't let a man kill a little girl and get away with it," shouted one man. 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. WASHINGTON (AP) -President Ford today nominated Nelson A. Rockefeller to be vice president, saying the former New York governor will "make a great teammate." The choice is subject to congressional approval, a virtual certainty. Rockefeller said he was deeply honored at the call to serve Ford and "through him all the people of this great country." Ford said he was confident Rockefeller will be approved by the required majorities in the House and Senate. "I wouldn't have picked someone who wouldn't be," the President said. •.*'Ford presented Rockefeller in a nationally televised, Oval Office ceremony. Then he took his chosen partner to the White House press room, where Rockefeller, answering questions, said he assumes Ford will be a candidate for election to the presidency in 1976. Rockefeller, 66, said he had not discussed the political future with Ford. Asked who he thought would be on the ticket with Ford in 1976, Rockefeller replied: "You're way down the road ahead of me." Formally announcing the nomination, Ford said Rockefeller will be "a good partner for me and I think a good partner for our country and the world." Then, in the press room, he added: "I think he'll make a grest teammate. I think he will be good for the country. I think he'll be good for the world and I'm looking forward to working with him." At his brief news conference, Rockefeller, a member of one of the nation's wealthiest families, fended off questions about his personal finances, but said he will make whatever disclosures are required in the congressional confirmation process. He refused to divulge his net worth at the news conference, bluntly telling questioners: "You're not the committee of Congress." "I will do two things," he said. "I will conform totally with whatever the law requires and I will answer any questions members of Congress feel appropriate." As for his vast holdings, he said he assumed they would be Resisters unenthused over amnesty proposal TORONTO, Ont. (AP) Representatives of American draft evaders and deserters living in Canada have responded coolly to President Ford's offer of "earned re-entry" for the exiles. The President's offer was "no way to establish a reconciliation," said Gerry Condon, 27, a deserter from the Green Berets and managing editor of the war resisters 1 magazine Amex -Canada. "Many people want to go back very badly, including myself, but we don't want to go back under conditions like this," he said. Ford told the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Chicago on Monday that he would "throw the weight of my presidency into the scales of justice on the side of leniency." In a major policy shift from the Nixon administration, Ford proposed a program of "earned re-entry," presumably some form of public service in lieu of prosecution, for the estimated 50,000 exiles. But the president stressed that he rejected blanket amnesty. "I reject amnesty and I reject revenge," he said. Condon said the president had taken "a very tough stand. ... It's just asking for another pound of flesh from people who resisted a war they felt was illegal and immoral." He estimated 25,000 Vietnam exiles are living in Canada. D.E. Charles Knight, 28, a member of the U.S. National Council for Universal and Unconditional Amnesty, said Ford's position was "what we refused in January, 1972." "It's a far more sophisticated position than that held by Richard Nixon, but it is no less conservative and it won't be of interest to many war resisters in Canada," Knight said. placed in trust. Ford said the selection was "a tough call." Rockefeller said the President first contacted him directly Saturday — the day the White House dismissed published allegations that Rockefeller money had financed efforts to disrupt the 1972 Democratic National Convention. Rockefeller said Ford told him Monday night that he was the choice for vice president. From the time Richard M. Nixon resigned on Aug. 9, Rockefeller had been rated a prime prospect in vice presidential speculation. His name and that of Republican National Chairman George Bush dominated the 11- day guessing game. NELSON ROCKEFELLER Passenger list will be closed August 26 KXAR International will close its passenger list for the next European trip on Monday, Aug. 26. The trip to Munich, Innsbruck and Central Europe will leave September 30. The first part will be a bus trip to Memphis. From there, the group will fly to Chicago and go through customs before boarding the plane for Munich—arriving in Munic Ocotber 1. Highlight events include the world famous October Fest that will be in full.swing then, and side trips to Switzerland, Italy, Vienna, among others. The $499 fare includes plane from Memphis to Munich, hotel, breakfast and a few other items. The bus fare to Memphis will be about $20—depending on the number going. Thirty-six of the 44 seats are now taken. All who have made their down payment are reminded that the rest of their payment must be made this week. Deadline is August 26, Recent rain improves crop conditions, yield LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Rainfall over most of the state last week has improved current crop conditions and yield, the state Crop and Livestock Reporting Service said today. More than half of the state's 75 counties reported soil moisture as adequate or above, the reporting service said. Counties in northcentral and northwest Arkansas showed concentrated areas with short soil moisture supplies. Supplies of fertilizer ingredients, especially nitrogen, still are mostly short to very short, the service said. The cotton crop remained fair to good and available moisture stimulated growth in some fields. However, the service said stalk height is below normal and that boll weevils and worm infestation increased, demanding more rigorous control measures. Most rice fields were in good or better condition and light harvest continued on early varieties. Soybean condition was reported as mostly fair to good and recent rains and coller temperatures have greatly benefited most fields, especially the late beans. Other crops: —Corn: Recent rains have helped fill out late planted corn. The crop remained in fair to good condition. —Sorghum: Immature fields were recoverning as a result of available moisture. Cutting for silage began in some areas. Condition of the crop was re- COOLER ported as fair to good. —Hay and pasture: Excellent regrowth of hay and pasture grasses was evident. —livestock: Physical conditions are improving. —Fruit and vegetables: Late crop tomatoes were blooming. Watermelon harvest continued with decreased quality and quantity. Rainfall gave a boost to okra production. NEW YORK HIGHPOINT the Chrysler Building, would appear to be in bad shape from this viewpoint — a reflection in the \yia- dows of an adjacent building.
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