Wednesday, August 28, 1974 AMPIproclaims unity and record sales year . (AP)Proclaiming unity and a record sales year, the nation's largest dairy co-operative is preparing to meet this Weekend in Minneapolis. Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPi)j headquartered here t announced Tuesday it sold just under $1.42 billion of fluid milk and manufactured dairy products. Along with the financial report for the fiscal year which ended June 30, general manager George Hehren and president John Butterbrodt issued a joint statement. "We have been put to virtually every conceivable test of the market, the government and the public forum known to mankind," they said. "We have endured and passed these tests with strength and unity." At least one member of the co-operative, John Ertel of San Antonio, doesn't believe there is unity. Ertel, who is also a law* yer, will be going to the annual meeting in Minneapolis as a voting delegate. "It's no secret I'd like to see a change in management," Ertel said "Many, many dairymen I've talked to are not pleased with the present management or the present board members." Hehren and Butterbrodt said, "It has been a hard year, but a good year." For one thing, said the pair, AMPI returned a maximum 95 cents on the dollar to dairy farmers in milk checks despite the co-operative's net margin decreasing 27 per cent from the previous year. During the previous year, farmers received 94 cents out of each dollar of AMPI revenue. However, the co-operative faced problems. Three of its former officials pleaded guilty to charges involving illegal corporate contributions to candidates for public office. The co-operative itself pleaded guilty and was fined for a $100,000 corporate contribution to former President Nixon's re-election campaign. AMPI continued to fight an expensive antitrust suit brought by the federal government, alleging the 37,000-member co-operative sought to monopolize the sale of milk in the Midwest Recently the co-operative agreed to a consent decree to settle the suit out of court, but other private and state suits are pending. The co-operative announcement Tuesday said the record 1974 sales were 28.5 per cent or $315 million above the previous year's totals. Young girl smokers catching up to boys By MARTHA COLE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The percentage of teen-age girls who smoke cigarettes is catching up to that of boys, according to new government figures. In 1968, the proportion of girls smoking was just over half that of boys. The new figures for 1974 have spurred the National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health to intensify its efforts to reach teen-agers, particularly the girls. The Clearinghouse also is get- •ting out new posters and pamphlets directed at woman smokers — "These days there's no such thing as a dumb reason for not smoking," they say; The 974 survey for the clearinghouse of 2,553 boys and girls reports that 15.8 per cent of boys, ages 12 through 18 years, said that they smoked cigarettes regularly. The figure for girls is 15.3 per cent. The 1968 figures were 14.7 per cent for boys, 8.4 per cent for girls. The 1974 survey also showed that 74.5 per cent of the boys and 76.2 per cent of the girls reported that they never had smoked a cigarette or had experimented only. It also showed that 9.2 per cent of the boys and 7.9 per cent of the girls reported they were ex-smokers and five- tenths of one per cent of the boys and six-tenths of one per cent of the girls were occasional smokers, meaning less than one cigarette a week. The clearinghouse, part of the Public Health Service, estimated that there are about 4 million teen-age cigarette smokers in the country today. 'I Quit Smoking Club 9 — SPRING GROVE, 111. (AP) — Jim Miller found out a year ago that 280 of his 700 employes smoked. So he started an "I Quit Smoking Club" and has rewarded with $50 bills the 10 who managed to stay off cigarettes for a year. The 10 who stuck it out were members of a group of 36 em- ployes who took the pledge. They all work at Intermatic Inc., a timer manufacturing firm of which Miller is president. "I thought 36 taking the pledge was sensational, a fine percentage to make the move for such a hard habit to kick," said Miller, who stopped smoking 20 years ago at the age of 25. "And I thought it was great that 10 lasted it out to win the $50 awards." He said the 36 names were printed each week in the office newsletter. Those who dropped out had lines drawn through their names; those who didn't got $50 Tuesday. "The list was the first thing all the workers looked at when they got the newsletter," said Miller. "The ages of the 10 who stuck it out ranged from 22 to 63 and included two women. When the year ended, they came into my office and signed a certificate that they had not smoked. Another two nearly made it, but admitted that during the year they had smoked two or three times. "I told the 10 winners that according to the American Cancer Society if they continue not to smoke, they will add nine years to their lives and that would amount to $40,000 to $50,000 in pension and Social Security money — and that they also saved about $250 in the cost of cigarettes during the year. Miller says he's now considering putting up $1,000 or more and letting those who quit for a year split it. "I want to lick this smoking habit some way," he said. "You win a few and you lose a few — the main thing is to keep trying," said Miller. HOPE (ARK.) STAR A TALL ORDER is one way to describe construction of a new nuclear power plant at Port Clinton, Ohio. Huge cranes deliver steel beams to work stations inside the cooling tower, left. Below, an exterior view of the 500-foot tall tower which will hold five million gallons of water when the plant begins producing commercial electricity in 1975. Page Five Turkey rejects Soviet plan; Greeks ask for UN meeting By The Associated Press Turkey has rejected the Soviet proposal for an 18-nation conference on the future of Cyprus. Meanwhile, the Greek Cypriot government asked for a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the plight of the 200,000 Greek Cypriots reported driven from their homes by the conquest of the northern third of the island. Foreign Minister Turan Gunes told the Soviet ambassador to Turkey that the proposed parley — which would include the 15 members of the Security Council plus Greece, Turkey and Cyprus — might set a precedent for unwarranted Security Council interference. It also might prolong negotiations, Gunes added. Gunes reiterated his government's position that the future of Cyprus must be decided in negotiations between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities along with Turkey, Greece and Britain the guarantors of Cypriot independence under the island's 1960 independence treaty. In Washington, Turkish Ambassador Nuri Eren accused Moscow of trying to prevent a solution to the Cyprus problem and create chaos in Greece. He asserted that Greece also does not like the Soviet proposal, and though the Greek government has accepted it formally. The Security Council meeting requested by the Cypriot government was expected Thursday. The meeting also will provide a platform for Soviet Ambassador Jacob Malik to urge his government's conference proposal and for a report from Secretary-General Kurt Wald- Athens, Nicosia and. Ankara." The U.N. high commissioner for refugees Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, completed a six-day inspection of the refugee situation on Tuesday and flew back to Geneva to issue a plea for international help. Turkish troops in northern Cyprus rounded up hundreds of Greek Cypriot men on Tuesday for interrogation, and a Turkish officer said those who were "soldiers in civilian clothes" or members of the EOKA-B underground army would be sent to Turkey as prisoners of war. Inmates complain FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) Three prisoners have filed separate lawsuits in U.S. District Court, contending that they suffered from police brutality and were incarcerated in filthy conditions at the Sebastian County Jail. The litigations were filed against several Fort Smith policemen and Sebastian County law enforcement officials. The defendants are Sheriff Bill Cauthron of Fort Smith; his deputy, Harold Stafford; and county jailer Noel Glover. Also named as defendant in one suit was the chief of police. Carl Beyer is the Fort Smith police chief. One plaintiff, James Ellingburg, sought $25,000 in damages from Cauthron and $50,000 from Stafford. Ellingburg contended that portions of a court file, Survey shows Mills' image down more than 50 percent LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Public confidence in Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., has dropped more than 50 per cent, according to a survey taken by Action Research, Inc., of Arkadelphia. The survey revealed that public confidence in Mills fell from 70 per cent to 34 per cent in a five-month period. The firm based its figures on personal interviews with 523 registered voters in Arkansas between Aug. 1 and Aug. 10, and said the findings in Mills' 2nd Congressional District were about the same. Mills is seeking a 19th term Transit system final link ready SAN FRANCISCO (AP) After a decade of controversy, the $1.6 billion Bay Area Rapid Transit system has won state approval to open its final link, five years late. The system is the nation's most advanced mass transit operation. Bay Area Rapid Transit engineers overcame the final hurdle to full-scale operations on Tuesday by convincing the California Public Utilities Board that an electronic system could safely dispatch 80 miles per hour computerized trains through the 3.6-mile underwater link between San Francisco and Oakland. The transbay tube, 132 feet beneath the bay, will open officially on Sept. 16. It is the last link in the 75-mile system that has been praised for its technical sophistication and criticized for its cost overruns, mechanical bugs and a five-year construction delay. The experts said the Computer Automated Block System, which automatically maintains a safe distance between trains in the tube, functioned successfully. "However, the reports noted that four potentially unsafe situations arose during the conduct of the stress tests, all of which resulted from human error because of noncompliance with operative rules," the Public Utilities Board said. Bay Area Rapid Transit agreed to make changes in compliance with the order. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson presided at the system's ground-breaking ceremonies in suburban Concord on June 19,1964. At that time, Bay Area Rapid Transit officials projected late 1969 as the completion date for the entire system. However, strikes, financial difficulties and failures in the system's sophisticated technology extended the target date several times. Initial operations in the East Bay began in September 1972 and the San Francisco line opened last November * * + * The strength ul' the natum is no greater than the strength of families within it this year but is opposed by Republican Judy Petty of Little Rock. The survey showed that 40 per cent of those questioned were neutral on Mills, while 26 per cent indicated an unfavorable reaction to him. Jim Ranchino, president of the firm, said the report noted that the fall in public confidence took place more swiftly in the case of Mills than in the case of President Nixon, who resigned earlier this month. "The voters are evidently tiring of him," the report said of Mills, calling him "extremely vulnerable." Disclosures of illegal funding of Mills' 1972 presidential campaign and questions about his ties to Associated Milk Producers, Inc., underlay the drop in confidence, the report said. These matters, the report said, "have raised serious doubts in the Arkansas voter's nxind about Mills' integrity and reputation." WEDNESDAY There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and find enjoyment in his toil. This also. 1 suvv, is from the hand of God; for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment? - Eccl. 2:24,25. "The only method by which people can be supported is out of the effort of those who are earning their own wa>. U'e must not create a deterrent lo hard work " — Robert Tuft, tonaei- I' S Senator medical records and letters from Gov. Dale Bumpers were destroyed or lost. He accused Glover of withholding medicine that had been prescribed for Ellingburg. Ellingburg also contended that conditions at the jail were unconstitutional. He alleged that he saw a deputy use an electric shocker on a prisoner; that inmates suffered police brutality; that the jail was filthy; mattresses were "bug-ridden" and plumbing and lighting were inadequate. A second suit, filed by Jimmy McCormick, sought $10,000 in damages from Cauthron, contending that he was denied medical care. Haskell Moses filed the action against Cauthron and Beyer, contending that his imprisonment violated his constitutional rights. Moses alleged that he was fined $170 and given a 90-day jail term on a charge of marijuana possession in August and that he was found guilty later on a charge of driving while intoxicated and was given a 180- day term. He contended the punishment constituted double jeopardy. Published claims have put Pat Hearst in many places LOS ANGELES (AP) — "I know what I have to du," Patty Hearst said in her most recent statement from the underground. "My comrades didn't die in vain.... I still feel strong and determined to fight." With that enigmatic promise of action, delivered in a tape recording on June 7, the renegade newspaper heiress vanished from center stage. She has not been heard from since. Published claims have placed her in such diverse possible hideouts as Guatemala, Panama, Canada, Illinois, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area. Miss Hearst, 20, was dragged screaming from her Berkeley apartment on Feb. 4. Two months later in tape recordings she denounced her newspaper publisher, father, jilted her fiance, adopted revolutionary rhetoric and said her name was now "Tania." She is wanted on charges of kidnaping, assault and robbery along with captors-turned-comrades William and Emily Harris, thought to be the last members of the SLA. If captured and convicted, she could be imprisoned for life. "We do not know whether or not she is out of the country," FBI Director Clarence M. Kelley said at one point. "We do not know where she is." Reports of eyewitness "sightings" of Miss Hearst and the Harrises continue. "We've got new leads in this case and we still get new leads coming in almost every day," FBI Special Agent Charles Bates said on Tuesday. But Bates, who has been directing investigation of the case from San Francisco, added, "I don't have anything specific as far as developments are concerned." Bates, who has admitted that he loses sleep worrying about the case, said, "I think our chances of catching any federal fugitive are good. We catch thousands of them every year. I think we will catch Miss Hearst and the other two, but I just can't tell you when." The San Francisco FBI alone has interviewed 22,000 people in connection with the case, Bates said. In California, police have stopped hundreds of persons for questioning because they were suspected of SLA connections or resembled the fugitivies. More tips have been followed by law enforcement agencies in other parts of the country Six SLA members, including the group's leader, Donald "Cinque" DeFreeze, died in a fiery shootout that destroyed their Los Angeles hideout May 17. Two witnesses said they believed Miss Hearst left the hideout shortly before the shootout but the FBI discounted the reports. The last reliable sighting of Miss Hearst was on May 19 when a Los Angeles landlady said two black men and a white IT'S NICE to be paid promptly in case of a loss. Many of our claims can be settled right on the spot! ANDERSON-FRAZIER Second & Main Phone 777-3481 HOPE, ARKANSAS woman tried to rent an apartment for the night for $500. She said that when she told them there was no room, one of the men nicked her dress with a knife. The landlady picked out a picture of the heiress from a row of photos. The tape with the heiress' vow to fight on for the SLA was found under a mattress in an alley after an anonymous telephone call to a Los Angeles radio station. In Salt Lake City, Utah, the Highway Patrol issued a bulletin for a man resembling Harris. In Sandpoint, Idaho, a jail escape briefly was linked to the SLA but was later discounted as a connection. Last month in the Los Angeles suburb of North Hollywood more than 150 police officers surrounded an apartment building after being tipped that Patty Hearst was there. Police later complained that mobs of spectators rushed to the scene so quickly that police could barely get through the crush when they arrived. Miss Hearst's distressed parents, Randolph A. and Catherine Hearst, who had rushed to Los Angeles by plane, left saying they were "very disappointed." Hearst, president and editor of the San Francisco Examiner, said, "I wanted to be of help in the final end of this story if it came here." The Hearsts returned to the seclusion of their Hillsborough, Calif., home to continue the or- deal of waiting for word of their daughter. Hearst has said he believes his daughter was brainwashed by her captors. Authorities have been plagued with fake letters contending to be from the SLA. In early July, a television reporter, crediting an unidentified police source, claimed that Miss Hearst and the Harrises had traveled to Guatemala and made contact with underground political leaders there but returned to the San Francisco Bay area. Bates termeu that report "news to me" and said, "I know nothing that would lead me to the conclusion that any of them were ever in Guatemala." Then, a Washington reporter, crediting "informed Latin American sources," claimed that Miss Hearst had traveled from San Jose, Costa Rica, to Panama where she was given asylum by a Panamanian general. The story said Miss Heart's travels were arranged through diplomatic channels. The State Department's Latin American office branded the report false. From Chicago came a claim that Miss Hearst and the Harrises have been trying to make contact with the radical Weather Underground. The three-month lull in actual developments has not dissipated public interest in the Patty Hearst saga. YOUR KEY TO VALUE E ' CORNER OF 2ND & MAIN-HOPE 'RICES GOOD THURS., FRI. AND SAT. EEKEND SPECIAL "WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES" REGULAR Our Reg. 2/1.00 GIRL'S BLAZERS GIRL'S SLACK- SHAWL SET sizes 7-14 LADIES NYLON TOPS SOLID W/TRIM Colgate COLGATE TOOTHPAST .44 5 oz. 64oz.
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