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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, August 30, 1974
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page ien Bondsman is charged FORT SMITH, Ark. ZAP) Bondsman Lee Williams, 41, of Fort Smith was arraigned in Sebastian County Circuit Court Thursday on a charge that he suggested the name of a lawyer for one of his customers. Prosecutor Charles Karr of Fort Smith said this was a violation of Act 400 of 1971, which prohibits a bondsman from paying fees or rebates or giving anything of value to a lawyer in bail bond matters. Records indicated that Williams was arrested after he collected $25 on two occasions for attorney's fees from James Norcross of Little Rock, who had been found guilty of overdraft charges in Fort Smith Municipal Court on Aug. 23. The name of the lawyer to whom Williams allegedly paid the fees was not mentioned in the information filed by the prosecutor. •Norcross was fined $50 plus court costs and given a 10-day sentence. Five days of the sentence were suspended providing that full restitution was made for the overdraft check. Norcross, according to the records, contacted Williams at the Tri-State Bonding Co. to make an appeal bond. Williams is charged with teu% ing Norcross that if he would pay $50, Williams would get an attorney for him and the case could be disposed of without Norcross having to serve the five days. MoPac plans huge purchase LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Missouri Pacific Lines plans to spend more than $100 million on rolling stock during 1975, railroad officials announced Thursday. The order for 3,000 freight cars and 80 diesel locomotives already has been made, and it is the largest in the railroad's history. MoPac also announced that it would buy 31 more locomotives in 1974. The railroad already has bought 2,51? freight cars, 80 locomotives and 60 'cabooses this year. The first post office in Arkansas was established at Da- vidsonviUe in June 1817. HOPK (AHK.) SfAH Chances of accepting deserters considered By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior defense officials would be very hesitant to accept deserters or draft dodgers if any should volunteer for military service under President Ford's conditional amnesty program. However, Pentagon sources reporting this said the possibility of such service for some Vietnam-era deserters cannot be entirely ruled out. They suggested defense officials might be willing to consider, on a case-by-case basis, taking back some men who went over the hill for reasons unrelated to the Vietnam war or to criminal acts committed while in service. The Pentagon claims its analysis shows that only about Prosperity just around the Hollywood corner By Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD - (NEA) Director Tom Cries sees a new era of prosperity for movies in general, and Hollywood in particular. Gries is just putting the finishing touches to his film, "Break Out," which stars Charles Bronson and Robert Duvall. It is a $4 million picture, and, to his mind, that's an indication of film's new jBra of fiscal happiness. "Just look at recent reports of film grosses," Gries says. "It's not just a few blockbusters, but a lot of movies are making good money. I'm not sure if it's a result of the public's disenchantment with TV or the depression, but Hollywood has always thrived in bad economic times." Gries, one of the directors who came out of TV, says that he finds directing a tough job. "The only thing you need to bo a director," he says, "is a good pair of legs. While you're shooting, you're on your feet from 5:30 in the morning until midnight. That's why older directors usually don't turn out such good films — they still have all their ability, but they get fatigued too easily." Gries directed last season's TV success, "QB VII," and he says that was a turning point i'or television. "If -QB VII' had failed," he says, "it would have meant an end to long TV specials. But it succeeded, so now I expect there will be many more." Back in '68, there was a moderately successful family comedy movie called "The Impossible Years," which starred David Niven. At the time, everybody expected the girl who played Niven's teenage daughter, Cristina Ferrare, to go on to become a major star. But she dropped out of sight. Now she's back, and it's interesting to touch base with her again. She says what happened was that she had a fight with her studio, 20th Century-Fox, after "The Impossible Years." TOM GIUES: 'QB VII' started something. "They wanted me to play Batgirl," she says. She refused and they suspended her. She was married, then divorced What with one thing and another, six years went by before she stepped iti front of a movie camera again. She did on tilm "J W. Coote," and now she's just finished her first starring role in a horror film called "Mary, Bloody Mary." She shot it in Mexico for producer Henri Bellinger and Mexican director Juan Lopez Moctezuma. "I play a girl who kills people and drinks their blood." she says, "but I'm not a vampire." She's now remarried, to a Detroit automobile man named John Delorean. He's developing a new car Fur a time they thought of naming it after her, but Ferrare was taken. Although she hasn't done much acting, over the years, she's been very busy. As one of New York's top models — she's been commuting from Detroit to New York - she's been on the cover of Vogue and Harper's Ha/.aar often She's back in movies to stay, she sava She and John are planning to move here We can use he taco 6 per cent of the 4,194 deserters who fled to foreign countries after July, 1966, are known to have acted because of objections to the Vietnam war or pacifist beliefs in general. Other reasons cited included family, financial or personal troubles, inability to adjust to military life and charges for other kinds of offenses. No reasons were stated in about 45 per cent of the cases Officials said the cases were investigated by questioning relatives, friends, former comrades, officers who led them, and many of the 1,400 deserters who have returned over the years. Pentagon and Justice Department lawyers are shaping final recommendations before Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger and Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe hand them to Ford Saturday morning. About 28,000 deserters and some 14,000 draft dodgers in this country and abroad are involved. After Saxbe and Schlesinger met on Thursday the attorney general said they had "narrowed down" the plan as they moved toward a joint position. He declined to go into detail. There were no indications of any major differences between the Pentagon and the Justice Department. One defense official said Saxbe's stated views parallel those in the Pentagon on possible alternative public service for deserters and draft dodgers as a way of working their way back into U.S. society. While Schlesinger has remained silent, Saxbe has spoken out in favor of requiring at least "an act of contrition" and up to two years of work in a hospital or some other "good works". Ahead of the Saxbe-Schlesi- nger meeting, a delegation representing families of draft dodgers and deserters conferred on Thursday with Martin Hoffmann, the Pentagon's general counsel. Members said afterward they reject the idea of conditions to return of young men who left to avoid service in Vietnam. Masterson will address Press HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) Mike Masterson, managing editor of the Hot Springs Sentinel Record and New Era, will address the National Newspaper Association's Mid-America meeting and Trade Show at Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 20. Masterson, 27, has been managing editor of the newspapers since February. He formerly was editor of the Newport Daily Independent. The first issue of the Arkansas Gazette, oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi River, was published Nov. 20, 1819, at Arkansas Post by William E. Woodruff. Be prepared ... is the famed Boy Scouts' motto and over 1,000 scouts applied that rule in Eastman Kodak's first annual Scout Photo Scholarship Awards contest with loaded camera and an artistic eye ever vigilant for a prize-winner. Scouts vied for two $1,000 scholarship with 70 entrants receiving Scout merit badges and award certificates from Kodak. Among the more impressive entries was Philip Voss' seascape (above). The 14-year-old Gettysburg scout won $250 for this seaside blend of craggy rocks and a picturesque tight house scene. At right, 15- year-old David M. Davis won a first place scholarship for his experiment with stop-action technique in this photo of his sister emerging from the family swimming -pool. Program for unwed mothers has 2 goals Pvt. Preston begins 6-month prison term WAUKEGAN, 111. (AP) - In an era wnen legal ,aooriions and birth control pills are making homes for unwed mothers as outdated as necking in the back seat, there is just such a home here that is doing a booming business. St. Therese Hospital's program began a year ago, the idea of Sister Maryann Regensburger, a nun concerned with the Supreme's Court's 1973 ruling permitting abortion. Many other homes for unwed mothers were closing because of the decision. "The program seems to be accomplishing our two main goals — saving the babies from abortion and sending the mothers back to society with different outlooks toward the future," she says. The program is named St. Therese Alternative Finds Friendly Employment — Residence. Fifty-four women — the maximum possible — now are participating and about 55 per cent of the 67 children born have been put up for adoption through unrelated agencies. Only women over 18 are ac- cepted. Charity is rarely needed. "We've had married women, divorced women, professional and unskilled participants," Sister Maryann says. "We had two who were on abortion tables in other hospitals when they decided to come here. They've come from all over the country." Participants are placed in jobs at the hospital — usually nonphysical positions such as medical librarian, recepionist or microfilm technician — and paid what regular employes receive. Paycheck deductions are made for medical care and rooming costs. The women live on the hospital grounds in a building which housed its now defunct nursing school. One of the 10 staff obstetricians is assigned to each woman and remains her private physician until she delivers her baby. Psychologists, psychiatrists and social service agency personnel are available. So are courses in sewing, homemaking and arts and crafts. Petroleum price going up? WASHINGTON (AP) - The prices that consumers pay for petroleum products may Lave to be forced up as part of Project Independence, a top Treasury Department official says. Jack F. Bennett, undersecretary for monetary funds, said on Thursday that the government might have to act on prices as a move to cut demand and encourage development of alternative energy sources. Bennett's statement toreportd ers came a day after President Ford urged that Project Independence, the government's energy development program, be accelerated. Meanwhile, federal energy chief John C. Sawhill said there has been confusion over the intent of Project Independence. "The goal of Project Independence is to put the country in a position where by 1980 we are not vulnerable to an embargo by a nation or politically aligned group of nations. That is, we want to be at the point where an oil embargo would not seriously hurt us domestically or have a significant impact on foreign policy. "This is not to say that the United States will not be importing energy fuels," Sawhill added, saying he believes former President Richard M. Nixon's statements on this point have been misinterpreted. The energy chief said Ford directed him to draw up a blueprint for Project Independence and submit it by early November and to prepare a message for Congress underlining the energy-related bills that must be passed this session. Naturalists say that dry weather is approaching when you see rabbits playing in the open, quails staying in flocks instead of pairing off, and mud- dauber wasps building their nests lower on walls. By DAVID C. MARTIN Associated Press Writer FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) A young Army private is beginning a six-month term at hard labor as punishment for landing a stolen helicopter on the White House lawn. Twenty-year-old Robert K. Preston was sentenced by a military jury on Thursday after a three-day trial in which he pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his Feb. 17 aerial escapade. Preston called it a strange sentence but added, "It's'easy to live with six months." He promised his mother, "i am t going to fuss and fight no more." Preston's defense attorney, Capt. Herbert Moncier, said, "We're very disappointed" and announced that he planned to appeal the sentence. The eight-man military panel sentenced Preston to one year at hard labor, but military judge Col. Kenneth A. Howard ruled that six months of pretrial confinement in a maximum security facility must be subtracted from the sentence. The jury of four officers and Folk Center is operating at a prof it LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Ozark Folk Center, which had to be subsidized with money from the Governor's Emergency Fund during the winter months, is operating at a profit this summer. Tom Seay of Forrest City, a member of the state Parks and Tourism Commissionn was exultant Thursday about a staff review of the summer's revenues at the center, located near Mountain View. "It vindicates us," he said at a meeting of the commission at Petit Jean State Park. All of the publicity during the past year had been about the deficit operations at the controversial attraction, and it was about time the commission got some credit, Seay said. In July, its income was $117,000 with a profit of about $22,000, William Henderson, executive director of the Parks and Tourism Department, said. With four days left in August, revenues had exceeded $118,000, he said. four enlisted men also ordered Preston to pay a $2,400 fine by forfeiting $200 a month in salary for one year. Preston was liable for a maximum sentence of 2Vfe years at hard labor and a dishonorable discharge, but jury foreman Lt. Col. Paul Makowski said the panel had voted against expelling Preston from the Army in order to avoid putting another "blemish" on his record. "The boy does have potential. We felt it might inhibit his rehabilitation," Makowski said. Preston admitted stealing the helicopter from the Ft. Meade airfield, buzzing both the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol and twice landing on the South Lawn of the White House. "I meant no harm," Preston told the jury, explaining that he only "wanted to get attention to the problems I had." Friday, August 30, 1974 Woman is identified LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The body of a woman found floating in Little Maumelle Creek Sunday after she apparently had been shot to death was identified Thursday as that of Marcella Phillips, 51, of North Little Rock. Sheriff Monroe Love said Mrs. Phillips had been employed at Prospect Farms packaging frozen chicken and had been laid off work, but was scheduled to report back to work Monday. Deputies tracing leads to determine the woman's identity located some relatives at Greenbrier, Weiner and North Little Rock. They came to Little Rock to identify the body as did Mrs. Phillips' ex-husband. Medical records confirmed the identification, Love said. Deputies still are investigating the death and have a suspect, Love said. He declined to identify the suspect, who is not in custody. Love said no motive for the slaying had been determined. Mrs. Phillips, who lived alone, reportedly last was seen talkint to a neighbor about 8 a.m. Saturday, Love said. Authorities have determined that Mrs. Phillips was killed no earlier than 2 a.m. Sunday or no later than about 6 a.m. Sunday. She was found about 10 a.m. by two women who told deputies they had gone to the creek to wash some vegetables. Child victim of car crash CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Shelley L. Copper, 2, of Conway was killed and two other persons were injured Thursday night in a one-vehicle accident on Arkansas 25 about two miles north of here, State Police said. Trooper Jerry Goss said the accident occurred when the driver lost control of the half- ton truck in which the girl was riding. The truck then left the wet pavement and overturned twice. A TOOTHY CLUE NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — The thief who broke into a house and exchanged his tattered blue jeans for an expensive suit left a whole set of clues for the police. His false teeth were found in a pocket of the jeans. The family of the late Oliver Lee Douglas acknowledges with deepest gratitude the many kind expressions of sympathy during our period of bereavement. To our friends and relatives of Hope we shall always cherish the memory of your concern, which was a great source of Consolation to us. The Family of the late Oliver Lee Douglas Have You Seen This Man? IF NOT GO BY MEDIC AID AND MEET HIM. This in George Ray, Registered Pharmacist, Medic Aid Pharmacy, 318 West Third, Hope. He has just moved to Hope from Osceola where he owned a store for four years. He's a 1970graduate of Southwestern State School Of Pharmacy in Oklahoma where he was on the Deans Honor Roll. Medic-Aid Pharmacy SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS 3 18 W. 3rd PH 777-4643

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