Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 2, 1974 · Page 9
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, September 2, 1974
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Monday, September 2. 1974 I10PK (AKK.) STAR Nine Unleaded gasoline scarce in Canada DETROIT (AP) — Americans driving new cars into Canada this fall may have trouble finding fuel. Unleaded gasoline, required for 1975-model cars sold in the U.S., will be scarce north of the border, especially off main tourist routes. Canada's Industry Department says about a third of the brand-name gas stations in urban areas will have unleaded fuel available this October, but only one in eight stations in rural areas will offer it. Unleaded gas is required for the catalytic converter system used on most American 1975- model cars to control exhaust emissions. The one hopeful sign for prospective tourists is that Detroit mechanics say a few tankfuls of leaded gas will not ruin the converter. The industry department estimates unleaded gas sales in Canada will account for just 2.5 per cent of the total sold in the country in 1974, and less than 7.5 per cent in 1975. The Canadian Automobile Association reports that only Shell stations along Highway 401, the main east-west highway from Detroit to Toronto and Montreal, have unleaded gasoline now. Other stations along the route indicate they are planning to get it, but won't say when. Ford, Chrysler and American Motors have not put the converters on their cars sold in Canada. General Motors will make them optional. Ford officials said the decision not to equip its Canadian cars with the converter was made because of the unavailability of the fuel. Leaded gasoline will not hurt the engine on a car with a catalytic converter, but it will eventually ruin the converter, estimated to cost between $110 and $150. Plantnappers on the prowl By DAN BERGER Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lock up your fern. Protect your pansies. Plantnappers are on the prowl and your favorite plant could be their next target. Spurred by the boom in house and garden plants, the plant- nappers are pilfering everything from smaJJ trees ana shrubs to plants and flowers. Homeowners, private offices, public highways and city parks are all targets in the crime wave. John Provine, manager of the lx>s Angeles Coun ty Arboretumn had two baskets of plants taken recently from in front of his house. And Provine says the arboretum has had a number of minor plant thefts during its Sunday home demonstration shows, which are booked solid and hard to police. "Mostly they're little things that could be smuggled out easily but are replant- able," he said. Nationwide, plantnappers are going after bigger prey. Au- ihbrities.in-'.Oklahoina City report' that nine large exotic plants, valued at $50 to $80 apiece, were stolen in June from the Baptist Medical Center. An entire geranium bed disappeared recently from a city park in St. Paul, Minn. And a bed of pansies was removed from the park surrounding the Washington Monument this summer. Police in Los Angeles report two arrests for plantnapping this summer, but the charges were dropped after the plants were recovered. Leonard Rolhbaum, operator of a lx)s Angeles nursery, suggests to his customers that they invest in a lock and chain to go with their new plants. "Run a chain through the hole in the bottom and then lock it to a tree." Rolhbaum advises. "Or better yet, anchor the chain underground, or even run a bolt through the hole (in the pot) and then through a large board that is hard to carry." "We've caught about 10 women in the past few months walking out with our plants," said Jake Hobday, owner of Henry Africa's, a noted "fern bar" in San Francisco. And there are indications that some theives are doing more than looking at the plants they lake. .,'.-nr. n — —- "'•'>• Anton Christ, director of the University of California Botanical Gardens at Berkeley, said he's had to close the garden's cactus section because visitors are stealing hallucinogenic peyote cactus plants. Saratoga announces free meal and milk policy Saratoga School today announced its policy for free meals and free milk for children unable to pay for meals and milk served under the National School Lunch, Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Each additional family member Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free meals and free milk. In addition, families not meeting these criteria but with other unusual expenses due to unusually high medical expenses, shelter cosls in excess of 30 per cent of income, special education expenses due to mental or physical condition of a child, and disaster or casualty losses are urged to apply. Application forms are being sent lo all homes in a letter to parents. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in each school. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. In certain cases foster children are also eligible for these benefits. If a family has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such meaJs a/id milk for them, it should contact the school. In the operation of child feeding programs, no child will School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs. Ix)cal school officials have adopted the following family size and income criteria for determining eligibility: State Agency Guidelines Fiscal Year, 1975 $2910 3830 4740 5640 6480 7310 8060 8810 9510 10,190 10,860 11,530 670 be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, or national origin. Under the provisions of the iwlicy, N.H. Coulter will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, he may make a request eighter orally or in writing to M.H. Peebles, Saratoga School for a hearing to appeal the decision. The policy contains an oulline of the hearing procedure. Each school and Ihe office of the principal has a copy of the complete policy which may be reviewed by any interested part) THEY'RE SELLIN' LIKE HOTCAKES LONDON (AP) — A British travel firm is offering a yearlong package holiday in sunny Majorca for $713. The price covers return fare, a room with bath, balcony, and sea view and breakfast in a modest hotel on the Spanish island. The company said it already has 119 bookings for the holiday, which begins in November. Spy jet flies Atlantic in less than two hours BUDDHAS AND MORE BUDDHAS fill the courtyard of Nembulsuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan, site of dozens of massive and colorful temples. Thousands of tourists annually visit the ancient shrine where 7,900 stone Buddhas were gathered from throughout the countryside 70 years ago by a devoted Buddhist. Memphis begins 2nd busing year; little trouble expected By DOUG STONE H Associated Press Writer MEMPHIS (AP) - Memphis begins its second year of courl- ordered busing Tuesday with officials predicting little trouble now that emotionalism which surrounded the issue seems to have evaporated. "Opening day is always hard," said Robert E. Ditto, a Memphis Board of Education administrator who runs the busing program. "But the only things I anticipate this year are some mechanical problems." Last year, opening day problems ranged from bomb threats to long delays as pupils waited up to three hours for buses, and drivers got lost on unfamiliar streets. Police had to be called to put down minor disturbances at some schools. There were also some longer- term ramifications. An estimated 10,000 pupils, almost all white, were withdrawn from school by parents and placed in private schools. At one point a shortage of fuel forced the j school board into court to get the City of Memphis to share its fuel supplies so buses could run. Quinnie McCormick, assistant superintendent for pupil services, said about 3,000 students from private schools have applied for readmittance to public g cn oo\s..- "The emotionalism and the newness was the big thing then," said Ditto. There was a strong antibus- ing mood in the city following U. S. District Judge Robert M. McRae's ruling that Memphis would have to undertake wide- scale busing to integrate. School Superintendent John P. Freeman said preliminary registration this year shows the enrollment will total 121,000 pupils, about 69 per cent of them black. He said about 30,000 students will be bused at a projected cosl of $1.8 million. About 42 per cent ot the city's 750,000 residents are black. Suspect has history •^nfssrttwY* *"' . i- • v of drugs, violence INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a history of drug addiction and sporadic violence haunted the man charged in connection with three sniper deaths that turned a desert highway into a corridor of terror. Dr. Thomas Cox, former dire dor of the Hope Center drug rehabilitation clinic in Tucson, Ariz., said Richard Harold Hicks, 34, voluntarily soughl aid Ihere nine monlhs ago for his addiction to heroin. Cox said Sunday lhat Hicks was dropped from a methadone program after wielding a gun in a waiting room. Cox said that Hicks returned the next day heavily armed, was arrested, released on bail, then failed to appear in court after being charged wilh assault wilh a deadly weapon. Authorities said Hicks later moved to the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Fe Springs, and got a job as a foreman in a plastics plant. A sheriff's spokesman said Hicks was fired from that job last Friday, but he declined to say why. Hicks was booked Saturday for investigation of murder and attempted murder in connection with a shooting spree earlier that day that left three motorisls dead and seven injured along a 105-mile stretch of Interstate 10. Hicks surrendered about 25 miles from the Arizona border after a truck driver trailed his car for nearly an hour, relaying information to police on a citizens band radio, authorities said. Authorities said they knew of no motive for the killings. Killed by the roving sniper, each shot once in the left side of the head as they drove, were Jose Borjan Romero, 50, of Pasadena; Billy Gene Tegarden, 11, of Bell Gardens; and Herman Ronald Edge, 27, of Long Beach. Dorothy Fur^uson, 43, of Buena Park, the most seriously hurt of the wounded, was reported in fair condition at a Palm Springs hospital. Cypriots exchange charges NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) Turkey claims that Greek Cypriots massacred scores of civilians in a village near Fam- agusta, while the government of Cyprus is blaming Turkish troops for the death of a noted Greek Cypriot artist. The Turkish state radio in Ankara said that at least 40 bodies of Turks, mostly children and old people were removed Sunday from a mass grave near the village of Mura- laga. It said the victims had been shot and some of the bodies mutilated. Meanwhile, the Greek Cypriot government announced that Michael Kashialos, a 90-year-old primitive painter died Saturday of injuries inflicted on him two weeks ago by Turkish troops. The Greek Cypriot police reported lhat they lulled a gunman of the EOKA-B Greek Cypriot underground army when he refused to surrender his automatic rifle. A police statement said the gunman, loannis Veugos, was firing his automatic rifle into ihe air during a wedding recep- tion Sunday night in a mountain village west of Nicosia. Last Friday EOKA-B was, blamed for an attempt to assassinate Dr. Vassos Lyssa- rides, the pro-Makarios leader of the Socialist party. EOKA-B denied it was involved, but In- tenor Minister Nicos Koshis met with senior police officers Sunday to consider immediate steps for disarming EOKA-B and other armed groups. Times names woman editor LONDON (AP) — The Times of Ixmdon has appointed the first woman news editor m the paper's 186-year histor> Rita Marshall, a Times staff reporter with 20 years of experience in journalism, will take up the post, equivalent to the city editor on most American newspapers next month. "I don't think men find it odd getting orders from a woman,' she said. "1 think I'm takrn .M.TlOUSl\ " "The experience gained in a year's operation is a big factor and there's more acceptance by the community," Ditto said. "We have better training. And with the emotionalism subsiding, you've got a little more stable force of drivers applying now. We had trouble finding drivers last year." FARNBOROUGH, England , AP) — A United States Air Force spy jet has flown the Atlantic in less than two hours, more than an hour faster than any previous crossing. The sleek, black Lockheed SR71 flew from New York to the south coast of England, a distance of 3,490 miles, in 1 how 55 minutes and 42 seconds Sunday. Flying as high as 15 miles, it averaged 1,817 miles an hour, a spokesman said. The plane, known as the Blackbird, overshot the runway at the Farnborough International Air Show 20 miles southwest of London, raced on to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, wheeled sharply and flew back to Farnborough. "One slight miscalculation and we would have made it a New York-Paris record," one of the'two crewmen, Maj. Noel F. Widdiefield, told President Ford when the President teled phoned lo congratulate him and Maj. Jim V. Sullivan on their "magnificent achievement." The Air Force said it was asking the Federation Aeronau- lique Internationale, which accredits all aviation records, to certify the Blackbird's lime as the New York-to-London record. 'Hie fastest previous crossing of the Atlantic was 3 hours 9 minutes from Boston lo Paris, flown last June by the Concorde, the Anglo-French supersonic jetliner. The previous New York-to-London record was 4 hours 46 minutes, set five years ago by a British navy Phantom fighler. Sullivan, Ihe plane's 37-year- old pilot, is from Wheeler, Mont., and Widdifield, 33, is from Anderson, Ind. Wid- diefield is the reconnaissance systems officer and operates the Blackbird's intricate spying equipment. Sullivan and Widdiefield took off from the U.S. Strategic Air Command's base at Beale, Calif., crossed the United States at subsonic speeds, and slowed down to 500 miles an hour to refuel twice over the Atlantic, near Newfoundland and south of Greenland. Sullivan's English wife, Maggie, was at Farnborough to meet her husband. "I didn't worry at all," she said. "Jim is safer up there than on Ihe freeway." The Blackbird, a successor to the U2, has been in service since 1966, but ils appearance at the Farnborough show was its debut before the public. The Air Force said it has a range of more than 2,000 miles without refueling and can photograph an area the size of Britain in ff$f family just over an hour, producing pictures detailed enough to show the numbers on automobile license plates. TOOK IT FOR GRANITE GRIFFITH, Ind. (AP) - A Gary youth's girlfriend told him their friendship was dead, so the youth and two companions decided to decorate her lawn with a tombstone. But police said the trio got carried away and swiped 10 grave markers from a local cemetery. They left two gravestones on the former girlfriend's lawn and scattered eight more around the neighborhood. FALL CURTAIN GOING UP ON ACT111 LADIES SPECIALTY SHOP | center 600 N. HERVEY -HOPE, ARK. 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