Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 26, 1974 · Page 1
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The Ediif/r says: It takes a country boy 20 years to get to town—and $ 100,000 to get back. Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Pollution at Bridge; Something Wrong in Federal Psychology A direct report from fisher-, men working Red River under the U.S. 67 bridge at Fulton tells me they have had narrow escapes from being hit by bottles thrown from cars passing over the bridge. It is against the law to throw bottles on a public highway, and it's just as great an offense to pollute a river, not to mention the danger to fishermen below. As a boatman your editor admits sinking bottles and cans in lakes in earlier years, but for a long time now we have been bringing home all "empties" and disposing of them through the garbage collection system in Hope. Which is good manners as well as sound conservation. The fact that the bottle- throwing incidents occurred at the U.S. 67 bridge and not the I- 30 bridge pins this practice on local folks rather than tourists. If you can catch a license number it would be in order to report your findings to local authorities—in this case the sheriff's office and the state police. But there's another regulation, by the federal government, which is proving ineffective—probably due to faulty psychology. The Federal Trade Commission reported last week that cigarette sales last year increased for the fifth consecutive year. The increase in 1973 occurred despite a compulsory warning label on all cigarette packs, the banning of cigarette advertising from television and radio, and a $10 million decline in the industry's total advertising expenditure. . One effect of the government's war against cigarettes, the Federal Trade Commission noted, was to switch smokers to the low-tar brands. Sales of these accounted for 15 billion of the 23 billion total increase in cigarette sales. Obviously the average smoker considers the government's campaign as a mere advisory—not an absolute fact. So he hedged on the health question and switched to low- tar brands. Twenty years ago your editor switched from cigarettes to cigars. You can't inhale cigars. Fifty years ago I was advised that whatever health hazard lay in smoking was due to inhaling. And nothing I have come across since has changed that conviction. Leaders of Cyprus meet By The Associated Press U.N. Secretary-ueneral Kurt Waldheim brought the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities together today for the first time since the collapse of the Geneva peace conference. Cyprus President Glafcos derides, a Greek Cypriots, and Raouf Denktash, leader of the Turkish Cypriots, met briefly with Waldheim at the U.N. peace force camp on the divid- • ing line between the Greek and Turkish sectors of Nicosia. Waldheim said the meeting between derides and Denktash lasted 20 minutes and dealt only with "humanitarian problems." He later flew to Ankara for talks with Turkish leaders. Waldheim, who later was to fly to Ankara for talks with Turkish leaders, said the meeting between derides and Den- ktash lasted 20 minutes and dealt only with "humanitarian problems." He said both men had agreed to hold future meetings on a weekly basis and that he hoped that the face-to-face talks "will contribute to finding a political solution to the Cyprus 'problem." Earlier Waldheim met separately with both derides and Denktash. ^^^^_^^^ ^^^ggj^^ Hope Herhpstead Counfy- of the Bowie Knife VOL, 75-No. 268 -12 Pages Newspaper En^etjris^AsfsV Fwturcs. HOt>£ ' ARKANSAS MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1974 Star Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending March 31,1974—4,080 As filed \\ ith Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICK lOc Three escapees holed up in rugged ranch country DIGNIFIED TRIO of white Pelicans at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo bask in the noonday sun but certainly don't appear relaxed despite their lazy respite from amusing visitors to the zoo's birdhouse. Ford begins groundwork for Economic Conference WASHINGTON (AP) -President Ford, his cabinet and key economic aides are beginning to lay the groundwork for a forthcoming Economic Summit Conference to battle inflation. The President, launching a busy third week in office, also announced he will hold his first news conference Wednesday. It will be a full-scale televised session, with questioning expected t$.give him a chance to discuss what his new administration will do about the growing inflation in the nation. Getting down to details on the economic conference, which is to be held in late September or early October, Ford planned to tell his cabinet and aides today the roles he expects them and others to play in the economic think-tank sessions. Before meeting with the cabinet, Ford called in economic counselor Kenneth Rush and his newly named conference executive director William Seidman, an accountant and Ford's longtime friend from Grand Rapids, Mich. Aides said that the President also will have talks later in the week with academic, labor and business representatives and outside economists on preliminary phases of the summit conference. Ford has said emphatically that he does not plan a return to mandatory wage and price controls. Instead, he is counting on a new Council on Wage and Price Stability to keep an eye on both management and labor and spotlight exo«3ssive increases in either prices or wages. He signed a bill Saturday setting up the new council, which he had called on Congress to enact. He got support for his anti- controls stand Sunday from three leading businessmen, but a bit of unfavorable comment about the new council from a former economist for former President Richard M. Nixon. The three against re-imposition of controls were Arthur M. Wood, board chairman and chief executive officers cof Sears, Roebuck & Co.; O. Pendleton Thomas, president and chief executive officer of the B. F. Goodrich Co., and Frank R. Milliken, president of Kennicott Copper Corp. Appearing on ABC's Issues and Answers, the three agreed that the country is not heading into a serious recession. "It's a slow-down," Milliken said. Wood predicted "inflation will taper off toward the end of the year." C. Jackson Grayson, who headed the Federal Price Corn- mis .ion under Nixon, said he didn't approve of Ford's calling of an economic summit or of the new President's plans to cut the federal budget. He said the new monitoring agency might have some influence over wages and prices, but "I am not for the jawboning that is in this monitoring agency. I think that sort of threat to the American economy will actually in some cases increase prices rather than decreasing them." Taking a day off from the office Sunday, the President went to church, played 18 holes of golf and relaxed at a party with members of the press who traveled with him as vice president. By JIM BRIGANCE Associated Press Writer STEPHENVILLE, Tex. (AP) — Three revenge-bound escaped convicts who swept through Colorado, New Mexico and Texas killing, raping and robbing hid out today from a small army of officers in this rugged ranch country. "There really is not much we can do but maintain our road blocks and roving patrols in hopes of flushing them out," said Capt. G. W. Burks of the Texas Rangers, who was coordinating the manhunt. Authorities blamed the three for two murders, two rapes and several robberies since they escaped from a Colorado prison. Officers believed the three were hiding in an area about five square miles northwest of Stephenville. The men last were sighted there about 2 a.m. Sunday. The area is rugged ranch country cut up by gullies and marked by thick mesquite brush. Half the 18,000 residents 2nd major inoculation campaign set LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Betty Bumpers said today a second major immunization campaign would be launched the last four months of this year against childhood diseases in Arkansas. „ The governor's wife told a news conference this year's project, which is to be called "Every Child In '74," would be aimed at the estimated 85,000 children under five years of age and at about 33,700 newborn children. Mrs. Bumpers said this is the area where most child handicaps happen because many mothers wait until their children are school age before having them immunized. The latest program comes on the heels of the "Every Child By 74" immunization project, during which more than 400,000 children were immunized. Mrs. Bumpers said that program received national attention. of Erath County reside in Slephenville. "The area is just impossible to comb, even on horseback," said Burks. Bloodhounds were brought in but Burks said the trail was too cold for the dogs to follow. Rain and wind also obliterated any scent. Burks said the escapees could live off wild game indefinitely. Ranch and farm families in the target area had been evacuated. Authorities said the three shot and killed two persons who testified against some of them at previous trials. Earlier, Erath County Dist. Ally. Bob Glascow had labeled the convicts as "dangerous dudes." "We're sure they came to Texas for revenge and vengeance." Hotel debris combed for five more victims BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Workmen searched the smoldering rubble of a downtown hotel today for the bodies of five victims of a fire which authorities believe claimed 13 lives. Eight bodies were removed from the ruins of the Washington House Hotel, a picturesque brick structure which had served almost a century as a lodging place for tourists who bathed in the city's mineral springs. Crews began knocking down the blackened walls which remained. Asst. State Fire Marshal R. Randall Hall said the blaze is believed to have started in the restaurant area on the first floor. Rescue workers spent Sunday night searching for bodies and for clues to what may have started the pre-dawn fire in the four-story structure, believed to be about 75 years old. Damage was estimated at $400,000. More than 100 firemen from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania fought the fire. Six firemen, one observer and two hotel guests were given emergency room treatment at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, officials said. Another firemen and six guests were admitted to the hospital, but two of those were released later Sunday. J. Richard Hawvermale, Berkeley County planner, said 23 persons were in the building at the time the fire broke out and 10 made it out safely. Guinea independence grant signing today Women ore observing 54 years of equality By The Associated Press Fifty-four years after they won the right to vote, women gathered today for rallies, speeches and demonstrations to celebrate their achievements and urge further advances in the campaign against sex discrimination. President Ford, proclaiming Aug. 26 as "Women's Equality Day," noted that it was the anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote and repeated his support for the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. Thirty-three of the 38 states necessary for ratification have approved the amendment. Feminist groups sponsored a variety of celebrations, many at state capitols. The Aberdeen, S.D., chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) planned a ceremonies featuring Matilda Gage, granddaughter of Matilda Jocelyn Gage, a leader in the fight for women's suffrage. A suffrage pageant in Madison, S.D., commemorates an 1890 visit to the city by feminist leader Susan B. Anthony. Idaho women said they'd bake a "celebration cake" for their demonstration at the capitol in Boise. The Washington, D.C., chapter of NOW sponsored the third annual Women's Fair on Saturday and the Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology will honor women of the 19th and 20th centuries and their achievements with a special exhibition during Septem- ber. U.S. Rep. Martha Griffiths, D-Mich., told graduates at Bowling Green State University in Ohio on Saturday that women still face discrimination. "This country was founded on the principle that all men are created equal and Americans have spent almost 200 years trying to achieve equal treatment under the law," she said. "Yet some of you may have been unfairly denied opportunities in education. Many of you will pnnounter discrimination in employment." The Virginia chapter of NOW is sponsoring a candlelight vigil tonight just outside Arlington Cemetery. Sponsors said the purpose of the vigil was to urge support for the Equal Rights Amendment. LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal begins the liquidation of its rebellious African empire today by signing a grant of independence for Portuguese Guinea, informed sources say. The new nation will be called Guinea-Bissau. Secret talks on the agreement began last Friday in Algiers. The sources said that Foreign Minister Mario Soares and Overseas Territories Minister Antonio de Almeida Santos were to sign the independence agreement in the Algerian capital with leaders of the rebel movement in the West African territory, the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands. The sources said the government had begun to fly home some 10,000 Portuguese military personnel and their families from the territory. Portugal had a total of 25,000 troops in the colony, including native forces. The government has said some will remain after independence to insure an orderly transition of power. Guinea-Bissau is the first part of Portugal's African holdings to get independence because it is of no economic value to Portugal, and Portugal's stake there is its smallest in Africa. The military regime that threw out the heirs of the Salazar dictatorship last April has also promised independence to Angola and Mozambique, the two major Portuguese African territories. But it says that freedom will not come so quickly there. New rebel attacks were recently reported in both areas. The rebel movement proclaimed the rebel republic of Guinea-Bissau last September. In advance of the independence agreement, Soares earlier this month asked the other members of the United Nations to recognize it and facilitate its admission to the world organization. The U.N. Security Council on Aug. 12 recommended that the General Assembly admit Guinea-Bissau, and this will be accomplished at the assembly session opening Sept. 8. Waterway may close two weeks PORT ROBINSON, Ont. (AP) — Officials say the St. Lawrence Seaway may be blocked for two weeks while the wreckage of a bridge is cleared from the Welland Canal. Passage of more than 150 ships through the waterway may be delayed. The American freighter Steelton rammed the bridge five miles north of Welland, Ont., early Sunday. The 120-foot-high structure and one of its two 300- ton counterweights plunged into the canal which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The other weight smashed into a roadway, sending tremors through surrounding homes. The bridge master was injured and a member of the Steelton's crew suffered shock. A seaway spokesman said it was the worst accident in the 43-year history of the canal. He said it might take two weeks to clear the wreckage from the 192-foot-wide channel. The only other water route between the lakes is a branch of the Erie Barge Canal. But it can only handle small pleasure craft and barges towed or pushed by trucks. Malcolm Campbell, director of the St. Lawrence Seaway's western region, said normally about 24 ships a day pass through the Welland Canal in the summer. Traffic has been halved in the past month by a strike of ship engineers and deck officers. He said most of the recent users have been American or ocean-going ships and Canadian tankers. The Steelton, which is owned by Bethlehem Steel, Corp., was en route from Buffalo to Contrecoeur, Que., to take on a load of ore. Damage to the freighter was estimated at about $1 million. Valve blamed for explosion PETAL, Miss. (AP) Charred tree trunks poking through dense gray smoke gave mute testimony to a butane explosion and flash fire that officials said was caused by a faulty valve on an underground storage cavern. Sheriff's officials said the valve allowed butane to escape and the heavier-than-air gas was ignited, possibly by a pilot light on a water heater at the firm, Enterprise Products, located north of this residential and industrial suburb of Hattiesburg. 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. Farm Bureau officials to meet here Tuesday TALK ABOl'T CLOSE FORMATION, Polish troops parading in Warsaw show how it should be done. Hope will be the meeting place for county Farm Bureau officials Tuesday as they begin the process of developing policies for the year. Eleven Southwest Arkansas counties will be involved in the session to begin at 7 p.m. at Red River Vocational Technical School. Feature of the program will be an overview of the programs of the Division of Agricluture at University of Arkansas, presented by C.A. Vines of Little Rock, director of the Agricultural Extension Service. Charles Cross, president of Columbia County Farm Bureau, will review his organization's system for attracting wide involvement m policy work. A portion of the meeting will be workshop sessions to familiarize the farm leaders with issues involving beef cattle, soybeans, poultry and state and national affairs. The proceedings will be directed by two members of the state Farm Bureau board, Andrew Whisenhunt of Bradley and Walter Tullos of Ashdown. Also assisting with the conference will be state Farm Bureau staff members Roger Atkins, Jack Justus, Milton Scott, Travis Justice, Gene Martin and Embry Raley, along with the Extension Service specialists Dr. Carl Farlar, Dr. Daniel Brann, Ruben Johnson and Mike Moss.

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