Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 26, 1974 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, August 26, 1974
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Monday, Angus* 2fi, liOPK (ARK.) STAR Eureka Springs gets ready for car festival Wrestling champs drawing big crowds here EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — The public relations handout for the fourth annual Eureka Springs Antique Car Festival Sept. 14-15 warns tourists to "hang on to your cigarettes and gin." That's because a woman who will call herself "Carry Nation" will try to stop the "sinnin"' at the car festival, which is expected to attract more than 80 antique cars. Carry, who attempted to smash all the saloons that came across her path in the 1800s, will be portrayed by Dr. Lela Crump, who will run Hatchet Hall, Carry's last home. The festivities, to be opened with a parade, also will include a re-enactment of a 1922 bank robbery and a "shootout" between hillbillies. Members of the Springfield, Mo., Antique Auto Club will stage the bank robbery sometime during the two-day event, but they won't say exactly when. They will re-enact the September day in 1922 when the notorious Charles George Price five-member gang crossed the Oklahoma border, walked into the First National Bank at Eureka Springs and demanded that "all the dough" be put in a sack. According to the history that Mrs. Faune Conner of Springdale, a travel writer for the Ar- kansas Department of Parks and Tourism, has researched on the robbery, an "alert teller punched an alarm with his foot and an armed band of citizens from Eureka Springs immediately went to the rescue." In doing so, the residents killed two members of the gang, wounded three others, recovered the money and saved Eureka Springs from financial ruin. During the afternoon of Sept. 14, some "hillbillies" will climb to an area described by Steven Chyrchel, chairman of the event, as one "with a rail fence and out-house" where they will make some home brew. The revenooers will arrive for the big "shootout," and the final blow will come from a real Civil War cannon which the "hillbillies" will use on the "invaders." The result will be a victory for the home folks except that the cannon probably will break "a few windows in town" as it did last year, Chyrchel said. Of Dr. Crump, Chyrchel said, "She really enjoys hamming it up, and I didn't tell the car dealers the first year that we had a Carry Nation on hand, and they thought she was rather wacky. "Carry's chores will consist of knocking a cigarette or cigar out of smokers' mouths and impressing on tourists their 'sinful ways." NEW YORK (AP) — Major Alexander P. de Seversky, pioneer aviator whose wartime inventions were instrumental in buoying United States air power in World War H, is dead at 80. De Seversky died Saturday of a respiratory ailment at Memorial Hospital here. In addition to being a zealous proponent of strategic air power, de Seversky was a major inventor whose work included design of the P-35 fighter and its modification, the Thunderbolt. For the project, President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented de Seversky with the Medal of Merit — the highest wartime honor for a civilian. In another major development, de Seversky worked with Dr. Elmer Sperry Sr. to lay the groundwork for all gyroscopically stabilized flight instruments, which made the automatic pilot possible. De Seversky was born in Tiflis, Russia, and was introduced to flying by his father, a sportsman-pilot. Graduating from the Military Scool of Aviationn de Seversky flew his first combat mission for the Russian Imperial Navy in 1915 and was downed by enemy fire. Although he lost his right leg on the mission, he later returned to combat to fly another 56 missions, bringing down 13 aircraft. De Seversky came to the United States in 1918 and worked as an aeronautical engineer and test pilot for the U.S. government. He was naturalized in 1927. In 1921, de Seversky developed in-flight fueling techniques and later invented the first fully automatic synchronous bombsight. The bombsight patent produced $50,000 and he formed his first company. Sev- ersky Aero Corp. Later he became known as author of "Victory Through Air Power," subsequently filmed by Walt Disney, which he wrote to dispel apathy in the face of Nazi strength. At the time of his death, de Seversky worked daily an president and chairman of the board of Seversky Elec- tronatom Corp. De Seversky left no immediate survivors. His wife, Evelyn, died earlier. A Russian Orthodix service was planned Tuesday at Frank E. Campbell funeral home here. Rockefeller enjoys last few weeks of 'freedom ' By CARL P. LEUBSDORF Associated Press Writer SEAL HARBOR, Maine (AP) — This week may be the last time for years that Nelson A. Rockefeller will be able to relax here in relative solitude with his wife and their two sons. Rockefeller, the vice president-designate, will play tennis with the boys and sail with his wife, Happy. If the drought- parched Maine woods receive enough rain, he'll also roast lobster and corn over an open fire on the beach, without reporters present to record every comment and action. This week is all that is left of Rockefeller's plan to take August off from working on his Council on Critical Choices for America and various other projects in which he has immersed himself since stepping down as New York's governor last December. Everything has changed since Gerald R. Ford took over the presidency and selected the 66- year-old Rockefeller as his nominee for the vacated vice presidency. Rockefeller accepted the summons to an office he has often scorned in 15 years of seeking the presidency. The man who once said Tin not stand-by equipment" now pronounces himself a loyal trouper under the Ford flag. wanting to serve the country. With congressional confirmation hearings coming up next month, Rockefeller decided to remain here until after Labor Day while his lawyers and accountants prepare the voluminous financial and other material requested by the Senate Rules and House Judiciary Committees. "I am totally relaxed," Rockefeller told reporters last Friday as he sat on a rough-hewn wood bench beneath towering pines. He talked about his new office, his life here and the might-have-beens and the yet- to-comes. "I never look backwards and worry about the past," he said when asked about his futile I960, 1964 and 1968 presidential bids. "I only look to the future." But when he was asked about 1980 — when he will be 72 and Ford will be ineligible to run again for the presidency — he called political speculation totally irrelevant. Finally, when pressed, he recited the virtues of Israel's Golda Meir and West Germany's Konrad Adenauer, who governed into their seventies and eighties. As many as 3,000 farm lives are claimed and some 400,000 disabling injuries occur each year in farm work and home accidents. Funeral rites Tuesday for Major de Seversky —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Dorothy Winchel Coon urges disclosure of political donations HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) Ken Coon of Conway, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, told the Arkansas state AFL-CIO Saturday that the greatest threat to the nation's governmental system was large contributions to political campaigns by special interest groups. Coon urged the AFIw-CIO to disclose all contributions it has made or will make to the governor's race "The best way to clean up the system is to require full disclosure of all contributions," he said. He said one of the gubernatorial candidates had been labeled "labor's man." Coon is opposed by David H. Pryor of Uttle Rock, the Demoratic nominee for governor. Coon said that it would be an injustice to Arkansans if the AFI/-CIO didn't make full disclosure of its contributions. Coon said that he was not seeking the endorsement of AFI/-CIO, but that he was seeking the support of individual AFI^-CIO members, according to I.arry Monk, an aide to Coon. "He wanted the individual help, the individual contributions, but not if their vote was gotten by coercion or if someone said they could deliver a certain vote," Monk said referring to Coon. The labor leaders met here Saturday to make political endorsements. National Roundup STEPHENVII.I.E, Tex. lAP) — Three escaped convicts played a deadly cat and mouse game with lawmen today in the wake of a crime spree across the Texas plains that claimed the lives of two persons. An army of more than 200 policemen combed a five-mile area of brushland searching for the men. The three, who authorities said escaped from a Colorado prison Thursday night, were wanted in connection with the deaths Saturda;, of rancher T..I.M Baker and Mrs Ha> Ott, both of whom, authorities say, had testified against two of the convicts in previous burglary NEW YORK tAP) Major Alexander P. de Seversky, pioneer aviator whose wartime inventions were instrumental in buoying United States air power in World War II, is dead at 80. Ite Seversky died Saturday of a respirator> ailment at Memorial Hospital here. In addition to being a zealous proponent of strategic air power, de Seversky was a major inventor whose work included design of the P-35 fighter and its modification, the Thunderbolt. For the project, President Franklin L). Kousevelt presented de Sev- ersky with the Medal of Merit the highest wartime honor fur a civilian JOHNNY EAGLES (above, center) taking aim at Rocket Monroe in last Friday's wrestling matches—a weekly event which is gaining momentum in Hope. Eagles drove Monroe from the ring while an estimated crowd of more than 1300 fans booed and yelled. There was a rousing tag match with Arman Hussein and Johnny Eagles on one side, Scandar Akbar and Rocket Monroe on the other. Below, the amazing Argentina Zuma, who has a style all his own, is building up a large following in this area. Zuma fought here Friday night with the Masked Golden Hawk— a new name to area fans. This weekend two old foes will clash in a seven-man battle royal- Ken Mantell and Buck "Yellow Belly" Robley. Floods hit West Texas Rep. Udail his preside WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic Rep. Morris K. Udall is spending his weekends traveling the country and scouting his 1976 presidential odds. "There's a great vacuum out there," the Arizona congressman said in an interview. "Nobody knows what Kennedy is going to do. It's sort of wide open." So/more than a dozen weekends so far Udall has set out for some new section of the country to make himself known to local Democrats and size up his prospects. He said it's too early to tell what they are. "This is sort of stage one, seeing if the effort is worthwhile, he said. "I spent two days in New Hampshire and I got a good reception there," he said. "Of course, that's next door to Kennedy." The name of Sen. Edward M. 'Kennedy of Massachusetts comes up a lot when Udall talks about his exploratory presidential effort. He says that if Kennedy does not seek the Democratic presidential nomination it is open to all comers. But even if Kennedy does not run, Udall is competing against better-known Democratic pros- Page Five is scouting ntial odds pects and at least two of them already are spending more money and traveling harder than he is. Sens. Henry M. Jackson of Washington and Walter F. Mondale of Minnesota have fundraising committees financing heavier travel schedules around the country so they can decide whether to announce candi- daciesm t Kennedy has said publicly he would like to be president but that doesn't mean he'll run. Sens. Edmund S. Muskie of Maine and Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota express no interest but such well known names can't be counted out. All those men are senators and one of the premises of Udall's effort is that there Is no reason why a House member with the same legislative background and leadership talent can't be president. Udall said he believes House Democrats could give him a solid power base if they united behind him because of their influence with local delegate-selecting Democrats across the country. He is aware of the difficulty of getting such unity in the criss-cross of Democratic politics, he said. FDA probe is planned By The Associated Press Rain clouds dotted the western half of the nation today and minor flooding hit parts of Texas. Except for haze and fog from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic states, the eastern half of the country had fair skies. Flooding occurred in parts of West Texas as a large mass of clouds and showers accompany what was called a "tropical depression" by the National Weather Service blanketed much of the state. Wink, Tex., received more than IVa inches of rain in six hours and Midland, Tex., almost an inch. Thunderstorms and showers also were reported in northern Minnesota, coastal Oregon and California, and through the middle Atlantic states. WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of six experts will investigate staff charges that the Food and Drug Administration practiced favoritism to the drug industry. The investigation follows complaints aired before the Senate that the agency harassed staff scientists who opposed approval of new drugs and was guilty of improper administrative practices. "These are disturbing charges which must be answered," said Caspar Weinberger, secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. In announcing the investigation Saturday, Weinberger said it will be conducted by a panel of six experts — three from government and three from the outside. The charges against the FDA were leveled by 11 agency scientists and three outside advisers. They have testified before a joint hearing of two Senate subcommittees that they were rewarded for recommending approval of industry requests to market new medications, and penalized through transfer or reassignment for recommending against approval on the grounds of safety. Dr. Alexander Schmidt, food and drug commissioner, recommended that no one within the FDA be chosen for the investigation. 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