Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 29, 1974 · Page 5
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Thursday, August 29, 1974 Rains fall too little, too late By LOUISE COOK Associated Press Writer Too little, too late. That's the consensus about the recet rains that fell in the Midwest. The experts say the moisture may help the soybean crop, but it's too late to do much about corn. Soybean and corn are two major grains used to feed dairy cows, chickens and beef cattle. If the price of feed goes up, so does the price of milk, poultry and meat. No one is really sure exactly how much supermarket prices will rise, or when the boost will hit. The government already has upped its estimate of 1974 price increases, saying that at the end of this year, food will cost about 15 per cent more than it did in 1973. Earlier, the officials estimated a 12 per cent jump this year. Americans may get a helping hand from Europe. Petrus Lardinois, agriculture commissoner of the European Common Market, announced on Wednesday that the market will reduce purchases of U.S. corn and other feed grains by about 10 per cent in the coming year leaving a greater supply for Americans "We think that when you have to cut back in your own consumption, especially of corn, that it is normal that we try also to do in our agricultural policy about the same," said Lardinois, who was in Washingtonn B.C., at the invitation of Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz. The next government crop report isn't due until Sept. 11. The last report, issued on Aug. 12, said that the corn crop would be about 4.97 billion bushels, 12 per cent below last year's harvest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that a special midmonth review of the situation showed that rain during the first half of August "did not promote significant gains in corn production although soybeans could benefit from the moisture." State and regional officials contacted in an Associated Press survey agreed, adding that the rain might help prepare the soil for fall wheat planting. A spokesman for the Missouri Department of Agriculture said farmers in 20 counties have applied for low-cost federal loans because of damage to crops. Neal Gunkel, assistant to the Illinois agriculture director, said rains have helped the soybeans — which are planted and harvested later than corn. But he predicted that the yield would be 15 per cent less than last year. Reports from Iowa, the nation's top corn producer, showed earlier that more than half the crop was destroyed in some areas and officials said the rain came too late to help farmers recover. Raymond Hancock ot the Kansas Crop and Livestock Reporting Service said the rain would help the 1975 wheat crop which will be planted this fail and needs soil moisture to enable the seeds to germinate and grow through the winter months. Diamonds will burn wnen heated to a temperature of 800 degrees C. (1472 degree F.). LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS MAX COMBS, PLAINTIFF VS. NOMIA JANE COMBS, DEFENDANT NO. E-74-169 WARNING ORDER The Defendant, NOMIA JANE COMBS, is hereby warned to appear in this Court within thirty (30) days and Answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff, MAX COMBS, and upon her failure to do so, said Complaint will be taken as confessed. WITNESS my hand as Clerk of the Chancery Court of Hempstead County, Arkansas, and the seal of said Court, this 5th day of August, 1974. Leona Cole Chancery Clerk Bonnie Lively D.C. August 15, 22, 29; September 5; 1974 (AHK.) STAH Page Five Comedy and variety are in short supply TWENTY-FIVE NEW programs are lined up for the 1974-75 television season which begins in September. Glynnis O'Connor and Gary Frank co-star in CBS' Sons and Daughters (above, left). New comedv shows are scarce, but CBS will have Rhoda with Valerie Harper (above, right) spinning-off from The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Planet of the Apes comes from a popular movie and will try tc recapture that popularity (below, left). Jessica Walter stars in Amy Prentiss, one of three action shows on schedule which stars a woman (below, right). Medical examiner says 2 youths were alive when struck by truck LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Dr. Rodney Carlton, the state medical examiner . says two teenaged boys were alive when run over by a pickup truck early Tuesday about three miles south of Shannon Hills in Saline County. Dead are Dallas Glen Bittner, 17, and James Conner Griffin Jr., 18, both of near Mabelvale. Carlton's preliminary report on the youths' deaths, which occurred about 1:45 a.m. when they were struck by a truck driven by Willie Whitmire, 35, of Bauxite, indicated that they could not have been.caused by an earlier hit-and-run accident. An investigation by the Saline County sheriff's office also revealed that the boys had been seen alive about 20 minutes before the accident, fitting the incident into a broad pattern of deaths which have occurred over the state during the past two years. seen alive about 20 minutes before the accident, fitting the incident into a broad pattern of Rote hike under bond LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. has put its proposed rate increase of more than 15 per cent for gas and electricity Customers into effect under t»na. Ark-Mo told the Arkansas Public Service Commission Wednesday that the rate ind crease would take effect immediately under bond. State law allows a utility to put a requested rate increase into effect under bond if the PSC has not acted on the application within 120 days after it was filed. The bond is used to reimburse customers if the PSC does not grant all or part of the requested rate increase. Ark- Mo said it w.ould make refunds plus 10 per cent interest if its rate hike failed. deaths which have occurred over the state during the past two years. The youths were lying in the middle of the road at about a 45-degree angle to the center line when they were struck by the truck, the sheriff's office said. Whitmire told authorities he thought the youths were sacks lying in the road and that he tried to straddle them with his truck. After the truck hit the youths, Whitmire looked back and saw what looked like an arm, Deputy Sheriff Ronald Anderson said. After driving back to check, he notified the sheriff's office. Saline County authorities did not know Wednesday why the boys were lying in the road, but Berwyn L. Monroe, state toxicologist, said the medical examiner's office had in- vestigated 13 or 14 similar deaths within the past two years. Monroe said investigations had shown some of the deaths had occurred when youths were playing "chicken" — lying in a road until the last possible moment before a truck passed. Monroe also said some previous deaths have coccurred when youths were known to have been walking for a long while or were tired "They sat down on the road because it was was the warmest, driest place," he said. "Then, they laid down just for a second, figuring they could jump up when a car came." Monroe said the use of alcohol or drugs rarely had been a factor in the previous incidents. He was performing a study Wednesday to see if it could have been a factor this time. School Menu September 2-6 TUESDAY Beef Pattie on Bun Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle French Fries w-Catsup Banana Pudding Milk WEDNESDAY Pizza W.K. Corn Popeye Salad Peanut Butter Cookie Milk THURSDAY Hot Dog w-Mustard Cowboy Beans Country Cole Slaw Sweet Potato Cake Milk FRIDAY Steak Fingers Whipped Potatoes w-Gravy June Peas Yeast Biscuit Fruit Pudding Milk NOTICE In accordance with the holiday schedule observed by the Federal Reserve Banks and other Federal Agencies, THE FOLLOWING BANKS WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY SEPT. 2,1974 IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK FIRST NATIONAL BANK BANK OF BLEVINS Ehrlichman trial delay Is rejected WASHINGTON ZAP) - Chief Justice Warren E. Burger has rejected a bid by former presidential aide John D. Ehrlichman for a delay in the start of the Watergate cover-up trial. Ehrlichman, one of six defendants in the case, had requested the trial be put off until after Jan. 11. Me argued he needed more time to prepare his defense and that he could not get a fair trial so soon because of publicity. The trial originally was set to start Sept. 9 in U.S. District Court here but was postponed until Sept. 30 by Judge John J. Sirica at the suggestion of the Court of Appeals. In denying Ehrlichman's request Wednesday, Burger said his decision was "not to be taken as intimating any view whatever on this issue presented by the order of the District Court or the action of the Court of Appeals." Burger, whose duties include considering applications involving trials in the District of Columbia, added that "Doubts about the correctness of a District Court decision fixing a trial date in these circumstances, particularly after the Court of Appeals has reviewed the matter ... are not sufficient to form a basis for contrary action by an individual circuit justice." He noted that he could have referred Ehrlichman's request to the full Supreme Court, but said this in itself would have delayed the start of the trial to at least late October, since the court is in recess and will not reconvene until Oct. 7. Other defendants in the trial are H.R. Haldeman and Gordon Strachan, both former assistants to former President Richard M. Nixon; former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell; and Robert C. Mardian and Kenneth W. Parkinson, who worked in Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign. Kissinger plans trip WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger plans to make a "quick trip" to the Middle East in October to make preparations for further negotiations on a peace settlement between Israel and the Arab states. The Middle East trip, a return to Kissinger's "shuttle diplomacy," is expected to include stops in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, in Damascus for the talks with Syrian President Hafez Assad and in Saudi Arabia to see King Feisal. L, R. woman attorney raps abortion opinion LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Linda Scholle, a Little Rock attorney, has called an attorney general's opinion on the state abortion law a "cop out." But^ most representatives of Arkansas' women's rights organizations polled Wednesday said they were generally pleased with the opinion which said parts of Arkansas' 1969 abortion law might be unconstitutional. Deputy Atty. Gen. Lonnie Powers cited portions of the law which, he said, conflicted with recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. One requires certificates to be justified. The other requires a four-month residency in the state for a woman wanting an abortion. "There is more to the law which they (the attorney general's office) haven't reached," Ms. Scholle said. "For instance, the decisions under which an abortion may be legal — that section of Arkansas law would be held unconstitutional." She said Arkansas places three conditions under which an abortion can be performed, while the Supreme Court rulr ings have designated no restriction. Another attorney general's opinion this year said Arkansas law would stand until the Supreme Court ruled otherwise, she noted. "It just sounds like a little more pressure was put on them and so they came up with an- other wishy-washy opinion," Ms. Scholle said. Judith Rogers, a North Little Rock attorney, said she already thought the Arkansas law was unconstitutional. She said she definitely thought a residency requirement for abortions would be unconstitutional. Carol Gaddy of Little Rock, coordinator of the Arkansas Women's Political Caucus in the 2nd Congressional District, said her organization thought recent Supreme Court rulings on abortions were fair and equitable. "We just want the state laws to comply with the Supreme Court rulings," she said. "Each person has the right to make a personal determination about it (abortion)." Ms. Rogers and Pat Johnson, Little Rock coordinator for the National Organization for Women, said they thought the Supreme Court's ruling that during the first trimester of pregnancy the matter of abortion is solely between the woman and her physician probably meant that Arkansas law in that area would be unconstitutional. Miss Gaddy said she didn't have an opinion on the residency requirement, but said she disagreed with the requirement concerning concurrence from three physicians. "I don't want to have to go before three strangers," she said. "I don't think it is their business. Mills sees no quick solution to inflation NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D- Ark., said Wednesday that Congress had approved some tax reform measures in recent months, but Uiat most of the news coming from Washington had primarily concerned the Watergate scandal. Mills is chairman of the tax- writing House Ways and Means Committee. He told the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce that citizens are getting fed up with people in Washington fiddling while America burns. Mills said again that inflation is the United States' biggest problem and said he hoped that Americans are not expecting a "quick fix solution." The problems with the economy have been building for several years, he said, adding that he believed "we will experience some months of discomfort before a long term solution can take effect." Mills lauded President Ford, calling him a personal friend, and said Kord probably has more support among Democrats in Congress than Republicans at this time. Mills said he met with Ford about a week ago and that he had not felt as comfortable in the White House since the Kennedy years and the first two years of the Johnson administration. Mills also said he was glad that Ford was establishing meetings on the economy with various segments of the population. Mills said he thought Phases I and II price controls instituted by former President Nixon worked well during the 15 months they were in effect because inflation rose at a rate of only about 3.5 per cent during that time. However, he said he now agrees with Ford that wage-price controls will not work. "I think if you will be patient, we will again enjoy price stability and full employment," Mills said. Hit £LifJ&i Enjoy pure comfort in fall's most popular casual shoe... the Mittens, by Vogue v ..The Soft Shoe People. IN TAN OR BLACK OVERTURF'S THE STORE THAT HAS TIME FOR YOU

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