Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 7, 1974 · Page 1
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with ou'r 8 Country is: The garage is where the smoke-house ought to be. Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor- Alex. H. Washburn With Other Editors Computerized Justice A Michigan State University computer, with the programming help of Professor Harold Spaeth, has correctly predicted 33 out of 34 Supreme Court decisions in the last two years. Its only miss was the court's ruling this year against class action suits. The accuracy, according to the professor, has prompted suggestions that the computer replace the court. Proponents of this 1984 scheme argue that the computer would save time, trouble and expense. Spaeth, quoted in a dispatch from East Lansing, Mich., does not specify who supports computerized juslice, but it is a litlle frightening that such a proposal would even be made. The day judges and justices, whatever their human failings, give way to the machines is the day society comes apart. Computers may work wonders bul Ihey lack man's creative powers and sense of compassion, his ability to adjust. When it comes to being judged, we'll take our chances before a human being every time. Asheville (N.C.) Times Butz plans Home of the Bowie Knife Star VOL. 75—NO. 279—6 Pages HOPE. ARKANSAS SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 7. 1974 Av. net paid circulation 3months ending March 31. 1974—4,080 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICE lOc Carmen expected State Chamber is honored Guerrillas begin to hit Gulf Coast NW ORLEANS ZAP) - The National Weather Service warned today that Hurricane Car men and her swirling winds would strike the Gulf Coast somewhere along the 125 miles between Grand Isle, La., and Mobile, Ala. The weather service said the storm's center, now packing sustained winds of 120 miles per hour and gusts to 150 m.p.h., is expected to move in land on Sunday. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said that early today Carmen was about 290 miles south of New Orleans, moving to the north at 12 to 15 m.p.h. It said the storm was likely to increase in size and strength. The service also extended westward by 80 miles to Morgan City, La., a "hurricane watch" already in effect from Grand Isle to Cedar Key, Fla. That puts the watch in effect for almost a 700-mile stretch of Watergate this fall in farm report classroom WASHINGTON (AP) - Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz plans a full-dress review of farm economic problems and how those might be solved in a one-day meeting Sept. 13. Butz announced Friday that 56 representatives of the .agricultural economy will present their views at the Chicago meeting. Officials said each delegate has been asked to prepare a five-part paper explaining what he feels are the causes of inflation and how those problems might be solved. The meeting, among several planned by the Ford administration, is a prelude to a jointly-sponsored conference on inflation to be held here Sept. 27-28. Among the top priority items at the Chicago meeting will be rising food costs, and the soaring expenses that farmers are confronted with. Butz has maintained that one of the basic cures for high food costs is larger production. The delegations are expected lo point out that high livestock feed costs, for example are holding back expansion of meat animal production. Another point will be the apparent rise of corn exports in the coming 1974-75 crop year and how it will affect the supply for food production for all Americans. SUNNY Miss your paper? City Subscribers: If you fail to receive your Star please phone 777-3431 between 6 and 6:30 p.m.—Saturday before or by 5 p.m. and a carrier will deliver your paper. By TERRY RYAN Associated Press Writer From grade school to college, it will be reading, writing and Watergate this fall in many classrooms across the country. A sampling of> public schools from New York to Hawaii showed that the Watergate scandal, its implications and effects, will be discussed in many social science, civics, history and government classes. At the college level, there are special Watergate courses at some schools and professors elsewhere said they will include it in political science and other classes. Samuel Dash, formerly chief counsel of the Senate Watergate committeen will be teaching a criminal law course at Georgetown University in Washington. Some students are calling it "Watergate One," a university spokesman said. Students at Parkrose high school in Portland, Ore., will use Watergate tape transcripts as a textbook for their current issues class. In Columbus, Ohio, Watergate will be part of a 12lh grade social studies course called "Principles of Democracy." Many school cofficials said they expect the subject to come up spontaneously. "Good teachers of history or political science would automatically include Watergate and its ramifications," said Roland Okenchek of the curriculum department of Milwaukee public schools. The chancellor of New York City's public schools said this week that Watergate and its long-term implications for students and the country would be part of the social studies curriculum in all elementary, junior and senior high schools. the Gulf CoasU Gale warnings were also in effect from Morgan City to Cedar Key, with tides of 10 to 12 feet expected to strike the coast sometime this afternoon. Many Gulf Coast residents and workers were already moving inland as the hurricane warning came, specifying where the storm would hit. In Miami, meanwhile, hurricane watchers were tracking a tropical depression above the Leeward Islands with sustained winds of 35 m.p.h. If the winds reach a sustained 39 m.p.h, the depression will become Elaine, the .season's fifth tropical storm. Early Saturday the depresd sion was reported about 200 miles northeast of/San Juan, Puerto Rico and moving on a northwesterly track at about 15 m.p.h. In Louisiana, those who have elected to stay made careful inventories of hurricane supplies. Drugstores and groceries in New Orleans were crowded with people buying flashlight batteries and canned goods in anticipation of a spell without electricity. Oil companies sevacuated their offshore rigs. A spokesman for Continental Oil Co. said many of the company's 700 wells were regulated by computer and would continue to pump oil and natural gas. State Police Capt. C.Am Reggio warned occupants of house trailers in low-lying areas of St. '••Bernard, Plaqusmincs and Je^- ferson parishes, or counties, to "move them now" because they'll be banned from roads if a hurricane warning is declared. In Plaquemines Parish, secretaries were moving files to upper floors of the Poinle a la Hache courthouse as a precaution The Cameron Parish Civil Defense office announced it would be open all night in Lake Charles to keep a hurricane vigil. terror campaign JAMES A. BRANYAN, left, State Highway Commissioner from Camden, presents a charter of the Better Roads and Transportation Council to K. V. Browne, Little Rock, former president and chairman of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. The charter was presented to the State Chamber for its 1972 campaign for an accelerated highway program in Arkansas. Mr. Browne was president and chairman of the State Chamber Good Roads Committee in 1971-72. 38 acres for Evel and his band By JIM WILLSE Associated Press Writer TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Tim Quails squints his eyes behind his sunglasses and surveys his dornajn: 254 acjes,,of du^t and pasture occupied at this moment by a motorized Levittown of campers and cars. "I've got a reputation for looking mean and ornery, and I intend to keep it up," he said. Tim Quails is not likely to replace Max Yasgur as the folf here of the Woodstock set. Max Yasgur was the farmer who in 1969 played host to about 400,000 young people at history's largest rock festival. Yasgur, who died last year in Florida at 53, became well known for his interest in the shirtless thousands and his defense of what some considered their wretched excesses. Quails, with his father and brother, leased the land for what many here are hoping will he a kind of Woodstock on wheels—Evel Knievel's jump over the Snake River Canyon Sunday. Thirty-eight acres of the canyon-view property went to Knievel and his merry band of promoters for use as a combination launch pad, motorcycle track and carnival- slyle midway of beer stands and souvenir counters. The Quails family kept the remaining 216 acres to rent out lo campers at $25 for the week, and sometimes $35 or $45. Bobby puts Butte on the map BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Just mention Bobby Knievel's name in Butte, and residents will say the onetime juvenile hellraiser, known lo the rest of the world as Evel, has put this mining city on the map. Sunday the home town hero, with thousands watching in person and on closed-circuit TVN plans to jump Idaho's 1,500-foot Snake River Canyon in a rock- el-powered cycle. The jump is the high point of a motorcycle stun', career that includes leaping trucks, cars— anything that could be lined up in front of a takeoff ramp. Knievel has been shuttling back and forth between Butte and Twin Falls, Idaho, in one of a pair of Lear jets lased for the occasion. Crowds have worn a trail in the earth behind the airport fence where the planes await the stunlman's pleasure. Al Eisunbarl, a local pilot, said ihe grapevine spreads word of Knievel's arrivals and departures and crowds press to the aiiporl fence to gain his freely given autograph. Eisenbart, like much of Bulie, Ihinks Knievel is one of ihe greatest guys alive. "He's put Bulte on the map," Eisenbart said. It wasn't always that way. Knievel, 34, gained fame in the rest of the country before he was recognized in his home town. To many citizens, he was a problem youth who would never amounl lo anything. Bulte High Vice Principal Frank Semansky said Knievel, who did nol graduale, was an outstanding alhlele who competed in hockey and the pole vault. But, said Semansky, he was always interested in making a buck. Knievel, who has drawn a $6 million advance for the Snake River leap, still owes the school $3.82 in fines for overdue books, Semansky noled. Knievel also is remembered by Sheriff Kennelh "Rock" Cunningham. Cunningham said he arrested Knievel for kidnaping in 1959 after the youth, then 18, grabbed a 17-year-old girl from an ice skating rink and disappeared. Cunningham said he found the couple huddled in a car the nexl morning—stuck in a snowbank where it had been all night. The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and the girl has been Knievel's wife for 15 years. Cunningham already has his licket lo the Snake River jump. Clergymen register worm support for Ford By GEORGE CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Religious leaders are registering warm support for the new man in the White House, President Ford, including his moves toward some sort of amnesty for Vietnam draft resisters. Major religious groups have urged such action. There also were tentative gestures toward more direct communication between U.S. church leadership and the presidency, a channel that largely had been shut off under former President Richard M. Nixon. President Ford is a "sincerely religious person himself" who "takes the churches seriously," observes Ihe Rev. Dr. Robert J. Marshall, head of the Lutheran Church in America. Recalling that Ford twice met with denominational executives while a member of Congress, Dr. Marshall suggests in a letter to him that he hold similar meetings in his new capacity, adding: "AU of us can benefit from understanding each other in this time when both government officials and leaders in the churches have reason to be concerned with morality, justice and the welfare of people." Give-and-take meetings with church leaders had been a com- hon custom in past administrations, including those of Presidents Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, but lapsed under President Lyndon B. Johnson and church criticism of the Vietnam war. Nixon shunned such confrontations, except for the ceremonial White House services over which he presided and which were dropped in the latter part of his administration. They didn't allow for discussion, however. Ford has said he won't revive them. An Episcopalian, he plans to continue worshipping ai Immanuel-Churc h-on-the-Hill in Alexandria, Va. As a congressman, he also has been ac- live in Capilol prayer groups, bul this probably will be limited in his present role. Recalling his meetings with church leaders at congressional prayer breakfasts, the Rev. Dr. Robert V. Moss, president of the United Church of Christ commended him in a leiter for his "devolution lo high moral standards." Concerning his stand favoring some form of amnesty for draft evaders, in contrast to Nixon's opposition to it, Dr. Moss told the Presideni: "Your compassionate concern for Lhe welfare of our youth ... is especially welcome. Your initial ion of a process under which they may be reunited with their homes and homeland is a first slep toward justice Bishop James Rausch, general secretary of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, called it a "constructive step," suggesting that unconditional amnesty should be considered in view of the need for national healing. The Presideni has said am- nesly should be condilioned on some kind of allernative service, and is now consulting various groups on the matter. "There are some here I know haven't paid," Quails said as his father Cliff, 65, patrolled the parking area adjacent to Knievel's property on horseback. Many park by day and slip over into the camping areas by night. Quails, 45, won'I say how much he stands to make from ihe presence of the onlookers or how much Knievel paid for use of the land. But it appeared lhal aboul 150 vehicles were on ihe Quails property by early today, which would pul the take at well under $10,000. Quails, Chief of Detectives on the Twin Falls police force, has a number of off-duty policemen joining his falher, brother Keith, 40, and other members of the family in riding herd on Ihe campers. "I blew my top at a few places," Quails snorted. "They were roaring back and forth in cars and screaming and yelling and so forlh." The delective said, however, he has visited just about every camp and has concluded the crowd is "pretly good." Some of his clienls are less than pleased. Steve Korigan, 23, an electrician from Grand Rapids, Mich., was one of a party of four who paid $14 each, even though Quails said Ihe rate for campers is determined by the size of the vehicle. "The guy who owns the land is making this a ripoff," Kori- gan said. OBITUARIES MRS. MAUDE DAVIS Mrs. Maude Esta Banks Davis, aged 52, of 2114 Howard Street, wife of L.T. Davis, home economists with the Cooperative Extension Service of of Pulaski County, died Wednesday. She had been with the Extension Service for 20 years. She was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Epsilon Sigma Phi, a professional Extension Service fraternity, the Arkansas Home Economics Extension Association and the American Home Economics Extension Association. She was a graduate of Arkansas AM and N College at Pine Bluff and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Mrs. Davis served as Assistant Home Demonstration Agent for Negro Work in Hempstead County from June 1955 until 1957. By VICENTE L. PANETTA Associated Press Writer BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The left-wing Monto- nero guerrillas have declared open war on the government of President Isabel Peron, promising arson, assassinations, sabotage and bombings. Mario Firmenich, the 26-year- old leader of the guerrillas, told a clandestine news conference Friday that the terrorist campaign had already begun with the murder of two policemen, the blowing up of a French- owned auto salesroom, the kid- naping of a steel-mill executive and a raid on a police station. Singing group pledges funds for school LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The seven-man rock group known as Black Oak Arkansas has .pledged up to $35,000 toward Ihe construction of a three- room public school to replace Ihe last one-room school in Arkansas, state Education Department officials said Friday. The site of the project is Oakland, which is part of the Marion County Rural School District. The districl had used up all of its borrowing power to construct a school elsewhere in Lhe district. Oakland is 26 miles from the nearest public elementary school. BOA is expected Urrtfake about $35,000 in one performance al 11,500-seat Barton Coliseum in Liltle Rock Oct. 6, the final event of Ihe State Fair. Car museum for Spa City? HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A Hot Springs official has suggested that the anlique automobiles al the Museum of Aulomo- biles al Pelit Jean Stale Park be donated to the city of Hoi Springs if a salisfaclory ard rangemenl cannol be reached with the state. 1 The museum, valued at $1 million to $1.5 million, has been offered lo stale Parks and Tourism Deparlmenl by Ihe five executors of the estate of the lale Winlhrop Rockefeller, who established Ihe museum. The deparlrnenl has asked ihe Legislalive Council to approve the transfer. Dr. I^imar Smith, chairman of the Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission, sent a telegram Friday lo Marion B. Burton, former executive assislanl lo Rockefeller, suggesting lhal the automobiles be given lo Hoi Springs. Burlon said giving Ihe museum lo Ihe state was one of several allernalives considered by ihe execulors. The Hot Springs offer would be considered, he said, along with others. As Firmenich spoke, the Montonero "War Communique No.l" was also read to newsmen in other Argentine cities. The statement was also signed by the main Peronist youth organization and its adjuncts. The leftists accused Mrs. Peron, widow of former Presi* dent Juan D. Peron, of right- wing sympathies and of "harboring imperialism and the oligarchy." The guerrillas — the armed vanguard of the leftist Peronist Youth Movement, which claims 250,000 members — pledged a "popular war" until the government ends "all forms of' represeion." They called upon Mrs. Peron to free political prisoners; restore freedom of expression; lift bans on reforms, on mass demonstrations and on the national labor, movement; and abolish Peron's "social pact" system of wage and price controls. At Buenos-Aires University, a studenl assembly chanted Mon- tonero slogans as the announcement was read. Striking auto, newspaper and steel-mill workers sat in at the session. And in Mendoza, 660 miles west of here, a Montonero leader declared "our policy is now bullets and bombs." The guerrillas had actively participaled in Ihe drive that brought Peron back to power last year after an 18-year exile. After Peron's return, the Mon- tonero leaders proclaimed their abandonment of violence and their felurn to legitimate political activity. But friction rapidly developed between the left and right wings of the wide-ranging Per- onisl movement. Firmenich said the guerrillas had decided to relurn underground in response lo "aggressions by police and para-police groups against the people's forces." KEEPING head above water in more ways than one, President Ford enjoys one of his favorite forms of relaxation, swimming. The new Chief Executive has complained however that with his new responsibilities, a daily dip has become a luxury. IF IT'S relaxing enough for the President of the United States, then it's relaxing enough for 10-month old Scott Davis of Yuba City, Calif., who also enjoys a refreshing dip in the pool. Scott is a student in a special swimming class teaching tots as young as seven months old to swim.

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