Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 28, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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\ T/ie£c/iforsays: _ 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 Lindbergh, First to Fly Atlantic Alone, Is Dead The awesome Atlantic ocean figured in two news items Tuesday. Robert Gaines crossed the ocean in a 22-foot sailboat from North Kingtown, R.I., to Falmouth, England, in 60 days. And the same day's report told of the death of Charles A. Lindbergh, 72, who in 1927 became the first man to fly the Atlantic alone, making the crossing from Long Island, N.Y., to Paris in 33 hours. It was a magnificient moment for Lindbergh, and the specific start of civilian and military aviation around the world. The 1927 flight, May 20-21, caught me en route East from El Dorado by car to visit my family. I followed the flight reports all the way on the car radio—and at every stop I found the public glued to the radio as I was, until the final safe landing at Paris. Lindbergh was an early advocate of the late Gen. Billy Mitchell, battling the military brass for recognition of air power as a potent weapon for national defense. Mitchell persuaded the brass to stage a test in which air bombs were dropped on an outmoded battleship—and the battleship was sunk. Germany and Japan had observers at that demonstration, and when the battleship sank they returned home and their respective countries promptly went to work developing air power. Only the U.S. high brass remained unconvinced — and took vengeance on Gen. Mitchell by court-martialing him. Lindbergh and other air advocates persisted, the court- martial record was expunged, after Mitchell's death—and America made a belated start toward commercial and military greatness in the air, thanks largely to Charles A. Lindbergh—The Lone Eagle whose dauntless courage and fidelity to country made his name imperishable in the hearts of his fellow Americans. Boy victim of hit-run MALVERN, Ark. (AP) Robert E. Dickson, 14, of near Malvern was killed Tuesday night when he was the victim of a hit-and-run driver, State Police said. The incident occurred in Hot Spring County on Arkansas 51 about halfway between Mal- vem and Hot Springs. State Police said Dickson was walking northwest when he was struck by a vehicle. An investigation is under way. 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. Hope Hempstead County- of this Bowie Knife jp»"% m^ Star Member «>f the Associated Press VOL. 75— No. 270—10 Pages Newspaper Knterprisc Ass'n. Features HOPE. ARKANSAS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1974 Av- " ol paicl n ' r( ' ulation •'' '""'"»" ™iHng March 31. 1974-4.080 A * Hlrdwltli Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICE IOC Holiday Inn opens today Hope's newest and largest motel—the 104-room Holiday Inn—opened for the traveling public today. The big hostelry at Interstate 30 and Hy. 4 was built by George W. Peck's D. & P. f Corporation of Texarkana, but opened under the ownership of Dr. James W. Branch of Hope. The innkeeper is Noel Parsons, native of Washington but reared at Prescott; and the assistant innkeeper is Hal W. Branch, son of the owner. The inn was shown to the public at an Open House Sunday, Aug. 18, and was inspected and approved by Holiday Inns of America, Inc., last Thursday, Aug. 22. The first function at the inn was a private party for local business leaders tendered by Dr. Branch last night (Tuesday). Miss Mary Nell Branch, Dr. Branch's daughter, entertained the guests on the organ which is a feature of the dining room. The Star photographed the Tuesday night meeting, but, as sometimes happens in a new situation, the editor missed the correct exposure and the negatives were not good enough to print. French lift embargo on Arab arms PARIS (AP) - The French government today lifted a seven-year-old embargo on arms sales to Israel and some Arab countries, a Cabinet spokesman announced. Weapons sales to these countries "could henceforth be authorized after a case-by-case study," spokesman Andre Rossi said The change in policy was prompted when it was revealed earlier this month that Libya had loaned French-built jets to Egypt for last year's October war with Israel. Besides Israel, the embargo affected Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Libya violated the clauses of its arms accord with France and thereby made the French embargo policy irrelevant. Egypt and Syria have been getting all their weapons from the Soviet Union but Cairo's recent improved relations with Washington has dried up the arms pipeline from Moscow. Rossi did not say whether France has been approached by Egypt or Syria for possible weapons sales. Jordan has relied on the United States and Britain for most of its weapons. The French aircraft industry is ailing and in need of sharply boosted sales abroad to help in offsetting the increased cost of oil imports, making the embargo unpopular in France. COURT ROOM DECORUM may be upset by these waitresses' outfits but a Philadelphia magistrate wanted the girls to testify in costume in a sex-discrimination suit. Harry Katz, a Philadelphia nightclub owner (at left) advertised for "beautiful girls only" to serve as waitresses but the Human Relations Committee protested against his advertisement. He was fined S.'IOO and ordered to advertise for "beautiful women and men. Mutt Jones ruling appealed LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Special Judge Jack L. Lessenberry of Little Rock said Tuesday state officials could not with- noia me senate salary or bring about an election to choose a successor for Sen. Guy H. "Mutt" Jones Sr. Lessenberry, an attorney, issued the order in a circuit court suit filed Aug. 22 by Jones to overturn the Aug. 1 Senate vote expelling him. Shortly after the decision, the state attorney general's office filed an an??..«al to the state Supreme Court. Jones, 63, of Conway, was expelled because of his 1972 conviction on four federal felony income tax charges, including two counts of income tax evasion. The Jones case was one of the most controversial Senate issues in years. Lessenberry's order did not resolve all of the issues in the case, but attempted, instead, to set the stage for for a final decision in the case at the state Supreme Court level. The opinion accompanying Lessenberry's order referred to these unsettled issues and said: "Such problems are more apparent than real. It is believed that just respect will be accorded this decision by those who are parties. Furthermore, a prompt appeal of this decision is expected so that a final determination will be forthcoming." By issuing the order, Lessenberry took the position that the court had jurisdiction in the case, although the state Constitution designates the Senate jjs the sole determiner of quali-.- fications and eligibility of its membership. "It appears to be the better course to accept jurisdiction and, therefore, reach the merits providing the Supreme Court with a complete record and judgment," Lessenberry's opinion said. The Senate first voted to require that no expulsion motion would be approved unless supported by two-thirds, or 24 votes, of the 35-member body. Then, on July 26, the Senate voted 21-12 for an expulsion motion, three votes shy of the number needed for approval. Soviet spacemen returning MOSCOW (AP) — Less than 40 hours after they were hurtled into space, two Soviet cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 15 are returning to earth without docking with an orbiting Russian space laboratory, Tass reported today* The Soviet news agency gave no explanation why the cosmonauts, Gennady Sarafanov and Lev Demin, would not link up with the Salyut 3 unmmaned laboratorym Earlier reports indicated the two spaceships would link up, Tass said only that the Soyuz 15 made many approaches to the space lab, "made observations of the approach to the sta- tion," and inspected Salyut 3, which was sent up June 25. Tass said, "Under the program of the second day, the cosmonauts made experiments to perfect the technique of piloting the ship in different flight regimes ... According to reports of the crew and data of telemetric information, the cosmonauts feel well." Tass indicated the return to earth would not start before 4 p.m. Moscow tune (9 a.m. EOT). Soyuz 15, which was given the name Dunai, or Danube, was launched late Monday from the Baikonur space center in Soviet Asia. Tass said then Police leaders score public apathy CHICAGO (AP) - Police leaders say a major battle in the war on crime may be the fight to overcome public apathy toward solving crimes. "Police are not the beginning and the end," said Detroit Police Chief Philip G. Tannian. "All the public has to share in the burden, but many turn and look the other way." And Police Commissioner Donald D. Pomerleau of Baltimore, Md., said, "Society is on the defensive. In the final analysis, the police can't solve all the problems." Sheriff Peter Pitchess of Los Angeles County put it more bluntly. He said "community apathy" poses a significant difficulty in solving crimes. The three men gave their views on Tuesday after Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe warned a meeting of police leaders from 25 major metropolitan areas that "there is every possibility that crime will inundate us. "The nation would then be faced with the prospect of falling apart or devising a national police force in one final effort to restore domestic order.... It would be a dreadful mistake to slide inch-by-inch toward that chasm. .." Saxbe also called for a crackdown on consistent offenders. He blamed the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration for inconsistent leadership in battling crime. Saxbe advocated continued efforts to alleviate some causes of crime, such as poverty and employment. He said he supported rehabilitation work with first offenders. He said that after a substantial decline in crime in 1972 and a steady pattern for Che first nine months of 1973, FBI statistics show a 16 per cent increase in the final quarter of last year An FBI report to be issued Sept. 6 shows crime increased 6 per cent in 1973 from the previous year, he added. He said the trend continued for the first three months of 1974 with an increase of 15 pel- cent. The police leaders praised Saxbe's statements as a realis- tic assessment of the problem of crime. They said they particularly agreed with a crackdown on consistent offenders. Honolulu Police Chief Francis A. Keala said he enjoyed "having an attorney general who is being realistic about the problems of crime." Seattle Police Chief Robert L. Hanson described the approach as "very, very refreshing... It signals aji end to permissiveness." Most police leaders strongly supported Saxbe's desire to 'work with the first offender who can be rehabilitated. For the hardened criminal, our job is to identif> hun, prosecute huu a/id lock hun up " that the purpose of the flight was to continue the work of Soyuz 14, which docked onto Sal- yut 3 for two weeks while the two crewmen worked aboard the orbiting lab. The Russians as usual did not announce that such a linkup was planned for Soyuz 15, but the Tass announcements and the similar orbits of the two satellites led Western observers to expect one. Both recent Soyuz missions have been in preparation for a joint Soviet-American space venture scheduled for July. American officials have reportedly been pressing the Russians to test the redesigned Soyuz craft and its linkup equipment thoroughly. A problem in the Soyuz could lead to a postponement of the joint flight. Good year for farmers WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite crop losses from late planting last spring and drought this summer, farmers are headed for their second- best income year on record, the Agriculture Department reports. In 1974, USDA said Tuesday, net farming may total $26.5 billion Although down sharply from 1973's record of $32.2 billion, the new estimate is 6 to 10' per cent more than some analysts were saying a few months ago Alaska chooses Hammond; Oklahoma keeps Carl Albert Up to that point, the Senate had conducted a formal hearing, had given Jones formal notice of the proceedings, and had taken other steps to safeguard the senator's right to due process. But on Aug. 1, without another formal notice to Jones, the Senate expunged the vote by which the expulsion motion had failed and then voted to expel Jones. In line with that action, formal notice of a Senate vacancy nad been given to Gov. Dale Bumpers, who had notified chairmen of the respective parties and had asked whether they wanted to hold primaries prior to a general election to fill the vacancy. Jones' suit asked the court to order a halt to proceedings aimed at bringing about an election to replace him. Lessenberry's opinion said "it seems the better course to exercise the use of discretion and conclude that petitioner (Jones) possesses, and has proven, a specific legal right to his seat even though that right may be temporary." By The Associated Press Conservationist Jay Hammond, a former state Senate president known for his poetry, won the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Alaska today, defeating a field of four candidates which included former Interior Secretary Walter J. Hickel. Hammond will face incumbent William A. Egan, a Democrat who won renomina- tion easily in a primary that also saw Alaskans vote overwhelmingly to move their state capital from Juneau to a more central location. In Oklahoma, where primary votes were also cast on Tuesday, House Speaker Carl Albert nailed down his 15th consecutive term in Congress, and Gov. David Hall's try for re- nomination ended in failure. Hall, whose campaign suffered from a scandal involving kickbacks on state contracts, ran a poor third behind state Sen. David Boren and Rep. Clem McSpadden, who gave up his 2nd Congressional District seat to try for the governorship. Hammond, 52, a commercial fisherman, bush pilot, big game guide and former state legislator from the southwest Alaska village of Naknek, often read his own poetry to his colleagues while serving in the state Senate from 1967 to 1972. With 348 of 441 precincts reporting, Hammond had 23,520 votes or about 48 per cent. Only a plurality is required for victory. Hickel had 16,326 votes; for- Oklahomans also apparently rejected a controversial proposal to legalize parimutuel betting on horse races by county option. Rail union to ask for wage hikes CHICAGO (AP) - Despite President Ford's hopes to jawbone wage and price increases, the United Transportation Union says it will seek wage hikes totaling 35 per cent in fall negotiations. Al H. Chesser, president of the 250,000-member rail union, told a news conference on Tuesday that the group wants a 20 per cent hike in 1975 and 15 per cent more in 1976. "Ford's request for (wage- price) restraint comes at a time that makes it most, difficult," Chesser said. "We've had to live with this inflation." Chesser criticized what he called enormouscorporateprof its and hikes in consumer prices such as General Motors' average increase of $416 for 1975 model cars. "If we're going to hold down on the prices of consumer goods, that's something else," he said. The United Transportation Union represents railroad operating personnel whose annual salaries range from $10,000 to $15,000. Negotiations on a new contract are to begin in Washington next month. The current two-year contract expires Dec. 31. The Brotherhood of Railway, Airlines & Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express & Station Employes will seek a similar wage settlement, Chesser said. The two unions represent most U.S. rail employes. Chesser also said the federal Department of Transportation is not properly enforcing railway safety regulations He warned that unless safety problems are resolved, he would not rule out strike action. He said the two biggest safely problems facing the railroads are bad trackage and faulty tank cars. mer Gov. Keith Miller had 8,366; and two minor candidates trailed far behind. Hickel, 55, is a former governor who left the Statehouse in 1969 to join the Cabinet of former President Richard M. Nixon. He was fired a year later after criticizing Nixon for isolating himself in the White House. In other races, state Sen* C. R. Lewis, a member of the national board of the John Birch Society, defeated state Senate President Terry Fairbanks and three other candidates in an upset for the GOP nomination to the U.S. Senate. Lewis will face liberal Demo- crat Mike Graveln the incumbent, who defeated three candidates. Egan, seeking his fourth term, captured 93 per cent of the vote against a token opponent, former Alaska Federation of Natives President Don Wright of Anchorage. The voters approved moving the capital from Juneau, reachable only by air or water, to a more central location presumably near — but not in — Anchorage or Fairbanks. A report released during the bitter campaign estimated the move will cost cabout $110 million, or roughly $330 for every Alaskan resident. Ford is holding first news session today WASHINGTON (AP) — President Ford is boning up for his first full-scale news conference as chief executive. The half-hour session beginning at 2:30 p.m. EOT today in the East Room of the White House is to be carried live on television and radio. Press Secretary Jerald K. terHorst said Ford held "bull sessions" in his Oval Office on Tuesday afternoon with close advisers to get ready for the news conference. More sessions were scheduled this morning. A veteran of 55 news conferences as vice president, Ford was described by his staff as unworried about todays meeting with reporters. When he came to office, Ford promised to hold more frequent sessions with the press than his predecessor, Richard M. Nixon, who held 38 news conferences in 5M: years. Ford's first major news conference comes on his 19th day in office. There hasn't been such a session in five months, since Nixon's last East Room news conference March 6 during the Watergate scandal. Like presidents before him, Ford received scores of questions prepared by his staff on issues that might be raised. One aide said they included such items as how Ford will deal with amnesty for Vietnam veterans and for Nixon; what role he has in mind for Vice President-designate Nelson A. Rockefeller, what changes he'll make in the White House and cabinet, and what's ahead for the economy. Ford will have a new taller, but slimmer podium and a new arrangement in the East Room for the occasion. Unlike Nixon, Ford has ruled out wearing any makeup before the live television cameras. Instead of appearing with a blue backdrop behind him on the east side of the East Room as Nixon did, Ford will move to the opposite side of the big ballroom with his back to the entrance door. Instead of the studio effect the backdrop gave, aides feel the new setup will give television viewers the feeling that the President is really in the White House. Behind him, they will get a view through the doorway into the long red-card peted cross hall of the White House. Ford also met on Tuesday with economic advisers, who presented him with several proposals for aiding the faltering housing market. James T. Lynn, secretary of housing and urban development, indicated that Ford might act before next month's summit conference on the economy. The housing industry is one of the sectors hardest hit by inflation and economic stagnation. RAIN Star's new bookkeepers Owing to voluntary departures by the previous bookkeepers The Star today introduces a new team ou the books: Mrs. Phala Roberts, left, head bookkeeper; and Mrs. Teddy Thurman, associate. Mrs. Barbara Joues left to join the local business of her husband, Lyle Jones, Jr.; aud Miss Vickie Browu catered Southern State College.

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