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Friday, August 23, 1974 News Briefs NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) Jimmie Johnson, 43, of Little Rock, was killed Thursday night when his car crossed the center line of U.S. 67 near here and struck the rear of a tractor trailer rig, State Police said. RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Yell County Sheriff Carlos Mitchell said he is holding a man for questioning Thursday night in connection with the shooting death of Cal Adney of Russellville. Adney was killed at a Dardanelle service station during an apparent family argument, Mitchell said. HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) Garland County Communiy College will start a two-year academic degree program in law enforcement this fall. The program is being implemented through a $10,000 federal grant from the Arkansas Commission on Crime and Law Enforcement. With some matching college funds, the federal grant will provide a full-time instructor for the new program. NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) Calvin Brown of Little Rock and Cecil Bettis Jr. of Newport, who have been convicted of the burglary of the home of former Jackson County Judge R. L. Harper, will be sentenced Monday. A Jackson County Circuit Court jury recommended a 20- year sentence for Brown and a five-year sentence for Bettis. Pros. Atty. Leroy Blankenship of Walnut Ridge said that the men 'will be tried next month on a robbery charge in connection with the incident. They also are charged with kid- naping. Blankenship alleged that the two broke into the Harper home here and were in the process of stealing jewelry and other items when Mr. and Mrs. Harper returned home. Harper was beaten unconscious and Mrs:, 1 Harper was threatened at gunpoint, authorities said. The couple was gagged and bound, but Mrs. Harper managed to free herself and notify police. <AKK.) STAU Page Five Special election get§ go-ahead from Judge LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Special Judge Jack Lessenberry of Little Rock refused Thursday to block Gov. Dale Bumpers from setting a special election to replace Guy "Mutt" Jones of Conway, formerly a state senator. Jones, who has been convicted of federal income tax charges, wants his expulsion from the Senate overturned. A decision is expected Tuesday on whether Pulaski County Circuit Court has jurisdiction in the lawsuit challenging Jones' expulsion. If Lessenberry rules then that he has jurisdiction, he next would decide whether the Senate acted constitutionally in ousting Jones. Lessenberry said his refusal Thursday to order a delay in the special election proceedings does not indicate how he will rule Tuesday. "I'm not saying I have a feeling about this case one way or the other," he said. He reasoned that his decision will come before the special election actually is scheduled anyway. The Senate voted during a special session July 12 to expel Jones, but the measure fell three votes short of the required 24 votes. On Aug. 1, the Senate voted to expunge the record of that vote and then voted to oust Jones. Jones has been convicted of a felony — federal income tax evasion. His attorneys contend that the Senate was in an illegal session on Aug. 1. They said the Senate did not follow the procedure outlined in a concurrent resolution approved on July 12. Jones' attorneys also contend that the Senate violated Jones' rights of due process by failing to notify him that the Jones case would be reconsidered on Aug. 1. John Harmon of North Little Rock, an attorney for Jones, said of the Senate that "in August, they substituted due process for political expendiency, and they wrongfully removed Guy Hamilton Jones from the Senate. Their action must be declared by this court to be void." After the hearing, which lasted more than 2 l £ hours, Jones told reporters he thinks his attorneys probably will get a favorable decision. Jones, who was wearing his customary red rose on his lapel and brown cowboy boots, declined to speculate on the chances of his being unseated in January 1975 if a court orders his reinstatement. "Giving up never enters my mind," he said. "The question of resignation might appear." Lessenberry told the attorneys to file legal briefs with him by Monday afternoon. After the hearing, he told the attorneys for both sides what information he wants them to address themselves. Lessenberry said he is concerned as to whether a court has a right to review an action of the Senate, and if it does, what limitation there is on the court as to the area of review. Joe Don Baker will attend Pusser rites ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Don Baker, who portrayed Buford Pusser in the film "Walking Tall," will be among mourners at the former McNairy County sheriff's funeral Saturday. Pusser, 36, who gained national fame fighting bootleggers and prostitutes in the West Tennessee county, was killed in a one-car crash on U.S. 64 near Adamsville early Wednesday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol ruled it was an accident. Dr. Lamb Time to prepare for retirement By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB - My husband has just celebrated his 52nd birthday, and since he turned 50, I notice he has seemed depressed. He is in good health with a good head of black hair, no gray yet. He seems to get headaches across his forehead. It seems to me he is going through the menopause. He refuses to see our doctor saying he is not sick, just under the weather. I try to cheer him up, but feel helpless when he is so depressed and won't even take aspirin. I think he also worries about retirement in about ei^iit years time. He is an accountant and in recent years quite a few of his colleagues collapsed and died shortly after retirement. 1 reckon one cannot run away from retirement, but rather prepare for it. Could you please recommend literature on 101 ways to occupy one's self in retirement? DEAR READER - You are very wise. Most people go to great lengths preparing for death. They have insurance for death, estate planning for their heirs and even plan where they are going to be buried, but all too few plan for living. You are absolutely right, the best way to survive and enjoy retire- meijLJBto plan for it properly -ST- You may be interested in my book, Stay Youthful and Fit," (Harper and Row). It provides a complete guide of what changes occur as you get older, and what we know about how to prevent such problems. That most definitely includes plans for keeping occupied. Your husband is probably having a true middle-aged depression. If it is any worse, he may need some professional counseling or even some medicine to perk him up. Men do get depressed when they realize that the major span of their supposedly productive years is behind them. Our society isn't very helpful here because the retirement system often makes people quit being useful members of society. In fact, many people in their 60s and older have the best years of their lives before them, if they use them properly. 1 pointed out in my book that the Abkhasians often are working in the fields from age 90 to 100. And, they keep a vigorous interest in community affairs and family affairs. In short, they continue to feel needed. It is important to increase social contacts. Get into organizations that will keep you active and involved. Each person has to choose his own area of interest, but the point is to choose something. It may be a garden club-type activity and learning to raise your own food. That might come in very handy after retirement or, the way things are going, even sooner Good hobbies are great for maintaining interest and promoting social contact Making small furniture and photography turn some people on and may turn into a second career with good financial return. You may think I in JUM. dreaming, but that is important. Part of depression and aging is simply losing your dreams. Having .something to look forward to or to strive for is important in the psychological aspects ut' slaying youthful and enjoying every year of it. So, dream the impossible dream and then set out to make it come true Youth is often a state of mind. Send your questions to Dr Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551. Had 10 City Station, New York. NY 10019 For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on balanced diet, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for the "Balanced Diet" booklet K t:.MbKl-Kl»t A».S Hundreds of mourners filed past Pusser's open casket Thursday night and his family prepared for a round-the-clock vigil. "We still have a custom here in the country to sit up with the body until the funeral," said David Dickey, a friend whom Pusser had visited three hours before the fatal crash. Dickey will be a pallbearer, as will Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ray Blanton of Adamsville. Also attending will be Charles Pratt, president of Bing Crosby Productions, which was to film a sequel to "Walking Tall" called "Buford," starring Pusser. "Walking Tall" depicted Pusser's early years as sheriff and "Buford" was to center on later years of his life. The future of the sequel has been in limbo since Pusser's death. John T. Gannon of Memphis, one of the film's promo- tors, said there is a "50-50 chance the movie will be made now." Gannon said Baker probably will be asked to take the title role "but no one knows for sure what will happen." Services will be in the Adamsville Church of Christ and burial in Adamsville Cemetery. Pusser will be buried beside his wife Pauline, who was killed in 1967 when the couple was ambushed on a rural road in McNairy County. During his six years as sheriff in 1964-70, there were seven attempts on Pusser's life. L.R, strike is settled LITTLE ROCK (AP) About 300 nonuniformed Little Rock city employes, who began a strike against the city two weeks ago, will return to their jobs Mondays, officials said Thursday night. City strike negotiator Ron Young and union representative Jeane Lambie said the two groups reached agreement on the "issues involved in the strike." They said they will resume negotiations after Labor Day, Sept. 2. Mrs. Lambie said that the sinking employes will be allowed to retain all benefits and seniority. Young said the city will make plans immediately to implement '.-ity services that have been curtailed due to the strike. He said he hoped garbage collections could resume IVlonday. Berry's World Army admits 46,000 soldiers serving in wrong assignments "... and this is a portrait of the founding father of our little record company!" Congress takes break, many jobs left undone By EDMOND LeBRETON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is at last taking a summer recess, but many lawmakers believe they will have to hold a post-election session late in the year to complete action on major business. Tax revision, a national health plan, restrictions on campaign expenditures and a trade bill furthering detente with the Soviet Union remain on the agenda. There is no way all of these can be enacted by mid-October, the still official but now highly doubtful date for winding up the 1974 session. In addition, leaders are reported privately convinced that the confirmation of Nelson A. Rockefeller as vice president, sure to involve extensive investigations and hearings on his far-flung business involvements and long public career, cannot be concluded in as little time as six weeks. Congress took all these considerations home with it Thursday. The Senate returns Sept. 4, the House a week later. One source close to Democratic leaders said that the need to handle the presidential succession this year by itself guarantees that Congress, after taking time out in October to campaign, will have to return about Nov. 11 for a four-week "lame duck" session in which retiring and defeated members will participate. Incumbents seeking re-election in a year of public disenchantment with officeholders can point to some solid achievements of the 93rd Congress. Among these are passage of a broad bill designed to protect participants in private pension plans, establishment of new machinery for Congress to grapple with the budget and increases in Social Security benefits and the minimum wage. But the unfinished items also include some likely to provoke pointed questions by voters— and campaign opponents. Congress has been promising for years to close tax loopholes and ease the burden on those with middle and low incomes. A new element entered this year: A demand to recoup for the general treasury some of the windfall profits energy companies reaped from the oil crisis. The House Ways and Means Committee has nearly finished work on a tax bill. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., was reported determined to push it to passage in the House. The prospect of a national health plan protecting families against crushing costs of serious illness also has dangled for years before the public. Conflicting pressures on the extent, shape and financing of the bill appeared this week to have killed the chances for agreement even within the Ways and Means Committee this year, although President Ford has cited a health plan as one of his first priorities. A lame duck session could provide time to salvage health legislation, at least in stripped- down form that could be expanded later. Ford and Mills met privately last week amid reports the President again asked for health legislation and the chairman told him there is a chance for passage if the administration pushes hard for Republican votes. There were these developments in Congress on the last day before the recess: —The House trimmed $200 million from a $1.4 billion bill increasing veterans' education and vocational training payments in hopes of avoiding a veto. The bill goes back to the Senate. —The final impeachment report cof the House Judiciary Committee was made public. It said that former President Richard M. Nixon violated his oath of office, criminal laws and the Constitution. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army acknowledges that about 46,000 soldiers are serving in wrong assignments at a time when U.S. armed strength is restricted to its smallest total in 24 years. In effect, these men have been put into jobs for which they have not been specially trained and their own skills could go to waste. "This situation may breed poor job satisfaction which results in poor performance from the soldier," said an internal Army publication read largely by enlisted men. Soldiers caught in this bind could lose out in promotions, skill pay, selection for schooling and even qualification for re-enlistment, the publication said. Asked about the extent of such mismatched assignments, the Army said about 46,000 men are in this fix, roughly 9 per cent of all its enlisted men. The Army said it is working to correct the problem and that the "mismatch trend is improving." Two years ago, there were 7V.700 improperly assigned soldiers, or more than 15 per cent of enlisted strength, it said. Newsman is questioned by Koreans TOKYO ZAP) — An America:! correspondent for Newsweek reported today that South Korean police searched him and questioned him for five hours in an unsuccessful effort to obtain names of dissident South Korean army officers. Paul Brinkley-Rogers of Newsweek's Tokyo bureau said the police were looking for a letter he had received from 29 young army officers. The letter accused President Chung Hee Park of "poisoning the nation" with repressive measures and said, "On the appropriate day, young men like us will act," Newsweek reported in its Aug. 26 issue. Brinkley-Rogers, who returned Wednesday from a month in Seoul, said two plainclothesmen forced their way into his hotel room in the Korean capital at 7 a.m. Sunday. They were joined later by six others, and for five hours they searched him and his room, confiscated his notebooks and questioned himabout their contents, the newsman said. The questioning was based on his report of the letter to Newsweek, which he had cabled from the hotel, Brinkley- Rogers said. He said he told the men he no longer had the letter and could not remember the names of the officers who wrote it. The questioning stopped when he suggested he would call the United States Embassy. Marathon Race The marathon race, usually 26 miles and 385 yards in length, commemorates the reputed feat of the Greek who ran from Marathon to Athens bearing the news of victory in 490 B.C. •WRESTLING j HOPE'S FAIR PARK COUSCUM FRIDAY NIGHT AUG. 23,8:30 MAIN EVENT-4 MAN TAG TEAM ARMAN HUSIAN AND JOHNNY EAGLES -VS! SCANDOR AKBAR AND ROCKET MONROE SEMI-FINAL EVENT ARGENTINA ZUMA - YS- THi MASKED GOIDEN HAWK PLUS TWO OTHER BOUTS Both Eagle and Husian. tried to get Akbar for a single bout. But the Scandor would not agree to anything but a tag team. Husiau and Eagles told the promoter to have an ambulance available for Akbar will need it before the bout is over Friday uight. I I » ! ADVANCED TICKETS ARE ON SAIE NOW AT THI SEVEN EUVEN STORE ON WEST THIRD & WASHINGTON ST. IN HOPE RINOSIDE $2§0 OINERALADM $gOO CHILDREN UNDER 11 $JQQ Officials said mismatch often results from an oversupply or undersupply of specific skills and that much of the difficulty fs centered at the unit level where commanders must fill slots with whatever men they have. The Army also acknowledged that "poor utilization policy in units" has contributed to the problem. The Army now stands at about 783,000 men after five years of steady cutbacks from a Vietnam war peak of about twice that strength. In trying to stave off further cuts, Army leaders have sought to convince Congress that the service is doing the utmost with its alloted manpower. "When the Army is hot actually fighting, the management of human resources is our single most important function," Secretary of the Army Howard M. Callaway told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee last week. " ... To get the most out of every dollar, it is essential that we get the most out of every person." But nowhere in Callaway's formal statement to the subcommittee was there any mention of the still unsolved problem of thousands of men whose military skills and assignments do not match. Fair Queen, Miss contests Sept. 10 The Optimist Club will sponsor the Hempstead County Fair Queen and Little Miss Hempstead County Contests on Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 p.m., at Red River Vocational Technical School. Winners in each contest will represent Hempstead County in the Fair Queen and Little Miss Contests held in conjunction with the Third District Livestock Show, September 23. Fair Queen contestants must be between the ages of 18 and 21, and must not now be nor ever have been married. Any pre-schooler is eligible to compete in the Little Miss Contest. All contestants must reside In Hempstead County. Anyone wishing to enter should contact either Mrs. Elsie Huckabee at 777-S722, or Mrs. Ben Gee Waller Jr., at 777-5001. The deadline for entering is September 3. WIN AT BRIDGE Holmes lets cards help him NOKTII 49743 y 1085 f K 6 4 3 + Q7 WKST * B 5 2 ¥ K Q 6 4 9 7 + 108632 SOUTH * A Q 10 Y73 + AQJ 1052 + A5 23 K AST (I) I * K .1 6 ¥ A J 9 4 2 * 8 +K.J94 West I'a.ss Pass Both vulnerable North East South I? Dble 1'as.s Pass 3* 4» I'iiss 54 I'ass I'a.ss Opening lead — His next play was a spade. Ho double finessed with his 10, re-entered dummy by overtaking his five of (rumps with the six, finessed his queen of spades, cashed his ace of spades, entered dummy once more with the four of trumps, discarded his small club on the spade that had set up and scored game and rubber. All he had needed was a 2-1 trump break; both spade honors in the East hand and u break in that key suit. Not much to expect, but Holmes bad taken care to allow for it and had been paid off. INKWM'AI'KK KNTKid'UlSl-: i\SSN i L 'L J H {1! \ » f>7^'fyfatM The bidding has beeiv. West By Oswald & James Jaeoby We are not sure whether Watson's four-diamond call or Holmes' bid of five diamonds was the overbid that got the great detective to a bad contract. But in any event he was there. In such situations, the first thing to do is to give the cards a chance to help you and Holmes did exactly that. He carefully ruffed the third heart with the 10 of trumps. Then he led the ace of trumps and continued by leading the queen and overtaking with dummy's king. Trumps had broken 2-1 and the cards were doing their stuff for him. East Pass Pass Pass Pass South 4 N.T. 5 N.T. •i North 1+ I'ass 4* Pass 5f I'ass 6t You, South, hold: 4AQ654 VAQ654 »A K + 2 What do you do now? A -Bid seven spades. There is a good chance the grand slam will be lay down. At worst it will depend on a finesse. TODAY'S QUESTION Again your partner opens one club. This time you hold: 4AKQJ 1054 ¥85 * 32 + 74 What do you bid? Answer Tomorrow Send$1 lor JACOBY MODERN book to "Win at Bridge." (do this newspaper). P O Box 489. Radio City Station. New York, NY 10019 A SPECIAL NEW 74 EDITION Come meet over 100 Disney characters in person. ' LIVE! ON STAGE! 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