Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 26, 1974 · Page 11
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 11

Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, August 26, 1974
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{Monday, August 26, 1974 . ••i^^^^^^^^^^ News Briefs WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) _ Willie Slater, 30, of West Helena was charged Saturday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Charles Green, 22, a Helena bus driver, pros. Atty. Gene Raff said. Streaming passengers watched as Green, 22, driver for the AB&G Transit Co. of Helena, was shot as he stopped his bus to pick up a passenger, Deputy Sheriff David Gunn of Phillips County said. (Junn said the shooting possibly evolved from a private fued. LITTLE ROCK f A P I - The state Education Department's Office of Early Childhood Planning and the Arkansas Association for Mental Health will distribute a four-page newsletter full of child-rearing tips for new parents. A series of 28 pamphlets will be mailed beginning next month to the parents of all first-born children. More than 800 names per month will be added to the mailing list which will be obtained from the state Health Department. PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) The state Correction Board discussed at a meeting Sturday possible changes in the work release policies and the disciplinary court policy and procedures for inmates, but took no action. The board approved a revised budget for 1974-75 totaling $2.8 million. Of that amount, $1.35 million will go for inmatp care and custody, while the remaining $1.52 million will be for agriculture use. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Rules Committee of the state Democratic party took no official action Saturday after discussing individually the validity of the 73 rules of the state party. Craig Campbell, the party's executive secretary, sai 1 the meeting was held to acquaint the committee members with problems and ambiguities in the rules. The committee will meet Sept. 7 to discuss specific recommendations to submit to the Democratic State Convention for approval, he said. Campbell said the committee also would meet one day before the state convention, which will be held Sept. 13-14 at Hot Springs. LITTLE ROCK I AP) - Maxey Dwell Parish of Helena, who was arrested in connection with the robbery of the Bank of Clarksdale's Lula, Miss., branch, was turned over to the U.S. marshall in lieu of $25,000 bond Saturday, the FBI said. Ray L. Faisst, special agent in charge of the Little Rock FBI office, said charges in the bank robbery would be filed by the FBI in Mississippi since the robbery occurred there. Faisst said bank cameras recorded the robbery and that bank photographs were distributed to the Arkansas news media. He said the location and arrest of Parish was a direct result of Arkansans reading news reports and identifying the bank photographs as being Parish, a former accountant. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - More than 1,400 Arkansas taxpayers have refund checks valued at about $437,600 waiting for them at the Internal Revenue Service's district office. E. E. Cook Jr., district director of the IRS, said taxpayers who have not received their checks for 1973 or 1974 should call the IRS office. The taxpayer must identify the type of form filed and give the name and address as it appeared on the return. He also must be able to provide his Sod cial Security number and the actual name and address if it differs from the form's information. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A proposal to set up a fraud detection unit to uncover fraud m applications for food stamps and welfare assistance is being researched by state officials Pros. Atty. Lee Munson of Little Rock filed 150 charges of obtaining property through false pretense Friday as a result of investigations of food stamp fraud in Pulaski County Arkansas is the only state in a five-state region without a team of fraud investigators stAtt Page Eleven John Mixon one of many caught in money squeeze By LOUISE COOK Associated Press Writer Contractor John -Mixon of Trimble, Mo., usually builds about 30 new houses a year. Right now, he doesn't have a single home under construction. Mixon is caught in the tight money squeeze that has hit buyers, builders and bankers and caused some industry sources to forecast that Americans will have to change their way of life. The Commerce Department reported recently that the number of new houses started in July was (he smallest in more than four years. At the same time, the government raised the maximum allowable rate on federally insured home loans to a record 9.5 per cent. An Associated Press survey showed that mortgage rates vary from area to area, depending on state laws. The amount of money needed for a down payment also varies, up to 40 per cent in some regions Throughout the country, however, available houses are more expensive and loans are harder to get. Mixon says there is very little construction going on right now. "There's not much point in even giving a prospect a price estimate on a house he wants to build unless he's got the financing pretty well lined up," he said. Bankers say they don't have money to loan. They say deposits are down because investors can get more interest by putting their money in things like treasury notes than they can from savings accounts. James T. Lynn, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, said on Sunday that the report that housing starts slipped to just under an annual rate of 1.34 million units in July, 16 per cent below June and the lowest figure since 1970, was disheartening. Arthur Rheingold, a 32-year- old attorney with the New York State Public Service Commission, is one of the would-be home owners affected by the shortage of mortgage money, Rheingold makes "over $30,000" a year. His wife works as a graphic artist and together they have what Rheingold calls a "healthy" income. Since their Vets against amnesty HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (AP) The American Veterans, with nearly a quarter million members who fought in World War II, Korea, and Vietnamn have taken a stand against amnesty for draft resisters. ••It was a real hot issue," said Essley Burdine, a lawyer from Decatur, Ga., and the newly-elected national commander. "The membership feels that they served without equivocation and that others should bear their sense of responsibility to this great nation. "We were mandated not to accept amnesty under any circumstances." More than 1,810 delegates voted at the national convention here Sunday, Burdine said. The vote followed President Ford's announcement that he favors leniency for the nation's estimated 50,000 draft evaders and deserters, but is opposed to ..unconditional blanket amnesty. ihe President made the statement in a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Chicago last week. Burdine, who served in the U S Army during World War 11 said he did not agree with the majority of AMVETS members. ••Personally, 1 think each draft dodger should be judged on an individual basis," he said -In World War U, there were about 15,000 in the same type of situation and 3,000 were panted amnesty. I believe the nation will have to take the same type of action now." Sabbatical The term "sabbatical >e ar " meaning a lease of absence every seventh >ear. came from the Old Festa^ merit The Jews directed that every seventh year the agricultural land should be al lowed to lie fallow or to rest uii the seventh year Accomplishment" is the an ot selling through the W et-kiMid without t'ullinglhe marriage five years ago, they have rented the top two floors of a two-family house. They spent six months searching for a home of their own and found one they liked — a $50,000 townhouse. The first bank they tried wouldn't give them a mortgage. "They wouldn't even consider it," Rheingold said. The second bank finally agreed to a 25-year, $38,000 mortgage at 8'a per cent. A loan officer at the bank told Rheingold it was the first mortgage he had seen all year. Rheingold was lucky; he got the money. Tom and Jane Sisolak have been looking for a house in the Fort Worth, Tex., area since spring. But they have been unable to find one they can afford or a mortgage at a rate they can pay. The Sisolaks, who are in their early 30s and have been married seven years, are still living in an apartment. Walter Nolle, president of Carriage Estates Co., an Indianapolis, Ind., construction firm, echoed several bankers and builders when he said people are simply going to have to change their way of living. . "I think we're approaching the day when a young family no longer will be able to afford a single residential home," said Nolle. Pie predicted more people would buy condominiums. "That's not what the young buyers want," he said, "but it's all they can afford- " S. California bus stri ke enters third week today HEADY fashion note is struck with a Balinose bonnet at New York City's annual Flea Market. The outdoor offering of vintage objects and occasional rare finds is patterned after traditional old world markets. LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California's four-county bus strike entered its third week today with the Los Angeles commuter bearing up under a rush-hour headache of tangled traffic and packed parking lots. Representatives for management were to meet with striking bus drivers today and with striking mechanics on Wednesday. No progress in the off-and- on negotiations has been noted and the reported positions are far apart. With the Southern California Rapid Transit District's 1,869 buses at a sUindsill. traffic flow into downtown Los Angeles is an estimated 18 to 20 per cent higher during rush hours. Cars arc often backed up several blocks as motorists frantically circle iheir working areas for a parking spot. But on most of the 464-mile Ix>s Angeles freeway system, with 10 per cent to 15 per cent of Los Angeles county's work force away on summer vacations, the effect of the strike is scarcely to be seen. Electronic sensors under the Santa Monica Freeway, for example, have detected no significant change in traffic volume since the transit drivers and mechanics walked out Aug. 12. Observers say the shutdown could continue for weeks or months. Major issues are wages and the unions' demand for fewer working hours. The strike affects the major bus line servicing the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside. Today's negotiations were set between the transit manage- ment and the United Transportation Union, representing bus drivers. A meeting is scheduled Wednesday between management and the United Transportation Union, representing mechanics. All Aboard Chicago (NFS) - Sure to please rail buffs is a new deep- dimensional wall plaque that depicts a tiio of old engines along with an assortment of railroad artifacts. 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