Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 30, 1974 · Page 1
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Thursday's Arkansas Gazette gave us a chill. It told in text and pictures how the Gazette was dismantling and moving out its old press, which has been sold to the Monroe (La.) World and News-Star. It made for some avid reading around the Hope Star establishment, for we, too, have a moving job ahead of us this Autumn when we take up residence at W. Third and Grady Sts. The Gazette some time ago bought and is now using a larger press formerly in the Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution and Journal plant. Both Little Rock and Monroe are letterpress towns, and good used presses for letterpress are plentiful. They are, however, complicated and costly to move and reassemble, even though built in integral units—that is, actually several presses harnessed together. When Hope Star bought its press in late 1965 we were converting from letterpress to the more modern system of offset printing—and the normal practice of buying a press a larger city had outgrown wasn't possible. Offset as applied to newspapers was so new there were no used presses on the market, so we had to order a new one from the factory at Joplin, Mo. Our 20-page Fairchild (now King Press) is in five units totaling 18 tons. Compared to the heavier and more complicated letterpress machines it should be relatively easy to move. We have arranged with King Press, Inc., Joplin, to move it when the new building is ready—and, barring misfortune, the job should be accomplished some week-end without missing an edition. However, we had the same high hopes when moving our old Duplex flatbed press from Main St. to our present location in 1932. But that press was a single chunk of iron weighing 12% tons, the rain set in—and we missed a Monday edition, consolidating it with Tuesday's press run. Definitely, this moving job should be easier. ftVakeTa country boy 20 years to get to town—and $ 100,000 to get back, "KJT^^,^^ ^^ H r:::'r^r^ ^? • ^1TP* Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Eley Log Cabin Moving Day'at Arkansas Gazette One of the finest things about our subscribers is that when they find something newsworthy they think of The Star and tell us about it. But what happened the other day was something special. Out of the clear blue came a feature story that was the best piece of concise writing for a non-newspaper person that I have read in my 54 years in journalism. All we had to do was put a headline on it and wave it on to the composing room. And we are paying the writer a rather steep bonus. I refer to Miss Judy Kidd's report on the Glen Eley log cabin at Belton in extreme northern Hempstead county. Your editor, accompanied by Pod Rogers, circulation manager, made two trips to Belton where I photographed the cabin. A whole page is devoted to it in today's edition. VOL. 75—No. 272_12 Pages Member of the Associated Press Newspaper^ Enterprise Ass'n. Features Home of the Bowie Knife HOPE. ARKANSAS FRIDAY, AUGUST 30. 197J Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending March 31.1974—4.080 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICE lOc >'" TUT*.-r^j'SSrsWSMj^Mpai v* A'^^^j**teJS y *tr.«t NEW HEADQUARTERS for District 3 of the Arkansas Highway Department, located on Highway 29 north of Interstate 30, will be dedicated on September 4. The main building (above) in the new headquarters will house the district offices, shop, auto parts storeroom and warehouse. Other buildings within the complex are a resident engineer's office, service station, equipment storage building, and chemical storage building, (below) There will also be adequate yard space to store equipment and materials used in constructing and maintaining highways in Hempstead, Nevada, Howard, Pike, Montgomery, Little River, Miller and Sevier Counties. Ford pledges to bring jobs, students together COLUMBUSi Ohio (AP) — President Ford told members of an Ohio State University graduating class today that his administration wants to help them "get a job that makes sense as well as money." In an address prepared for summer commencement exercises, Ford contended that too many college graduates find a lack of job opportunities for their skills and, after further study and the acquisition of new talents, are told they are overqualified for employment. "Although this administration will not make promises it cannot keep," he said, "I do want to pledge one thing to you here and now: I will do everything in my power to bring education and employers together in a new climiate of credibility — an atmosphere in which universities turn scholars out and employers turn them on." Ford said the Labor Department soon will announce a new program of grants to state and local governments "to provide data on occupations available and to help channel potential employes into positions which are not only personally satisfying but financially rewarding." He also said he has asked the secretaries of labor and of health, education and welfare to report to him on "new ways Meany says inflation has reduced living standards to 'just survival' WASHINGTON ZAP) — AFL- CIO President George Meany says that two years of rapid inflation have forced Americans to abandon efforts to improve their living standards "in favor of just plain survival." In his annual Labor Day message released today, Meany said the problems of inflation and unemployment call out for humanitarian solutions but until now the government has treated the problems as mathematical equations. "It is our hope the new President will see more than just cold, cruel numbers I that he'll see people, not percentages, and that he will move with compassion," he said. Meany renewed labor's pledge to cooperate with the new administration and expressed hope that President Ford "will seek realistic solutions based on the people's needs, not the patent medicine of economic quacks." As one measure, he urged Ford to bring down interest rates "so that our people can go to work and our families can get new housing. "We in organized labor know there are common-sense, realis- tic solutions to inflation, to the housing crisis, to unemployment, to the high cost of food and medical care." But the Nixon administration rejected labor's proposals and spurned its cooperation in favor of tight money policies arid high interest rates, he continued. The result is that '•families are trading down — pot roasts to hamburger; hamburger to soybeans," Meany said. Thousands of workers are losing their jobs and the cost of food, housing and medical care are getting beyond the reach of most families, said Meany, the 80-year-old leader of the 13.5 million member labor federation. to bring the world of work and the institutions of education closer together." Ford said "skills and intellect must harmonize so that the wheels of industry not only hum but sing." Ford said he will ask Congress next year to extend hiring laws dealing with both vocational and higher education. "Both are essential," he said, "because we need new jobs and new skills." His speech was televised nationally by the Public Broadcasting Service. Speaking of the major economic problems facing his audience and the rest of the country, The President said: "We must make extraordinary efforts to supply our know-how, our capital, our technology and our human re- sources to increase productivity at a faster pace. Inflation is creating a national state of anxiety. Productivity must improve if we are to have a less inflationary economy. In the long run, it is the only way we can raise wages without inflationary price increases." Ford was making his second out-of-town speaking trip since becoming President three weeks ago, and officials here arranged a bipartisan welcome from Democratic Gov. John J. Gilligan and Columbus Mayor Tom Moody, a Republican. University President Harold Enarson was to present an honorary doctor of laws degree to Ford. Ford was due back in the White House during the noon hour and set up a schedule of appointments for the afternoon. Seven killed in explosion TOKYO (AP) — An explosion believed caused by a time bomb in a business district street crowded with lunchtime strollers killed seven persons today and injured more than 125. Police said they had no clue to those responsible for the blast outside the headquarters of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, one of Japan's major businesses. They said they were searching for the driver of a car who ignored an officer's order to stop and sped away from the Mitsubishi building shortly before the explosion. The blast left a hole the size of a football in the cement sidewalk at the entrance to the building. Two minutes before the explosion, a caller warned a Mitsubishi telephone operator that two time bombs had been set and "the operator should let everyone know quickly so they could seek shelter." After the explosion, a call to Mitsubishi's Osaka office warned, "We'll conduct a class struggle tomorrow similar to what happened today in Tok- yo." Police said that caller might be a prankster. Mitsubishi is Japan's major defense contractor, but it has not been involved in any major public controversies. The explosion blew out most windows in the office buildings within a block or two, and many persons on the streets were cut by flying glass. Two of the dead were passersby whose legs were torn off. A third body was blown against the side of an old clothes truck parked at the curb. Two other people died in the Mitsubishi lobby, apparently ripped apart by half-inch-thick glass shards from the building's doors. The walls and floor of the lobby were sprayed with blood. One American woman was among the injured on the street. She was Susan Lower, wife of John W. Lower, a cameraman for the American Broadcasting Co. and son 'f Elmer Lower, president of ABC News. She was cut on the leg by flying glass. Wife of slain chief kills two ST. ANNE, 111. (AP) - Police Chief Rudolph Dandurand was shot to death following a tavern fight early today and his wife; riding his rounds with him, took her husband's service revolver and killed his assailant and fatally wounded another man, authorities reported. Dandurand, 38, chief and one of two members on the police force of St. Anne, a town of 1,500 about 75 miles south of Chicago, was often accompanied on his rounds by his wife, Jewell, 35. Mrs. Dandurand also frequently took target practice with him. Kankakee County sheriff's investigator William Dobberphul said Dandurand was summoned about 1 a, m. to stop a fight at a tavern. When the chief arrived, two men rode off in a pickup truck, Dandurand, his wife and a third man, Lawrence G. Selvey, 25, of nearby Beaverville, followed in the chief's car. When the pickup truck stopped at an auto body shop owned by Earl Stalnecker, one of the men in the pickup truck, Dandurand gave his service revolver to his wife, apparently to keep access to the weapon from the three men if the fight should resume, Dobberphul said. When Selvey got out of the chief's car, a .22-caliber pistol fell from his shirt. Car) Tiberia, 30, of St. Anne, one of the men in the truck, picked it up and shot Dandurand once in the left side, Dobberphul said. WEATHER Caribbean pounded by heavy rains No sanitation run Labor Day Sanitation trucks will not make their regular run Monday because of the Labor Day hohda> Monday's run will be made on Tuesday and Tuesday's will be moved to MIAMI, Fla. (APj — Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands were pounded by heavy rains today as a tropical depression moved through the eastern Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center in Miami predicted some flooding and possible landslides on some islands. The center said heavy rains would continue on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and would spread to Haiti and the Dominican Republic as the depression moves westward at about 25 miles an hour. Little change in speed or strength of the depression, which had maximum sustained winds of 25 to 35 m.p.h. were predicted. If sustained winds reach 39 m.p.h., the depression will be designated as a tropical storm and would be named Carmen. Small craft in the affected islands were warned to stay in port. Meanwhile, Becky, the season's first hurricane, roamed the open North Atlantic Ocean far from land. Becky was centered about 400 miles north-noortheast of Bermuda and was moving northeastward at about 15 m.p.h. Tiberia took a second shot at the car, missed and then Mrs. Dandurand squeezed off two shots, killing Tiberia and Selvey, the investigator added. Dandurand died 40 minutes later. Authorities said there was no immediate explanation as to why Selvey was shot. Stalnecker, who later fled to a nearby home of a relative, surrendered a short time later to Sgt. Richard Cheyern the only other officer on St. Anne's force. No charges were immediately filed against Stalnecker, who was being held by authorities. Mrs. Dandurand was under sedation. Greek leader is wounded by assassins NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Dr. Vassos Lyssarides, a pro-Makarios Greek Cypriot political leader, suffered minor wounds in the head and shoulder today when assassins sprayed his car with bullets. Lyssarides' chauffeur, Doros l^ouizou, was killed, and the driver's wife was wounded seriously. Two passersby also were hit. Lyssarides heads EDEK, a socialist party whose members battled the Greek-led national guard and the EOKA-B underground when they overthrew President Makarios on July 15. After the coup, Lyssarides and his supporters went into hiding, and EOKA-B terrorists launched an island-wide hunt for them. Lyssarides emerged a fortnight ago, after Makarios' deputy, Glafcos derides, replaced EOKA leader Nikos Sampson as president. The assassination attempt could be the start of new warfare among the Greek Cypriot political factions which pushed their differences into the background after the Turkish invasion. Miss your paper? C'Uy Subscribers; If you fail to receive your Star please phone 777-3431 between 6 and 6 30 p.in.--Saturday before or by 5 p.m. and a carrier will deliver your paper.

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