Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 9, 1974 · Page 2
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Hope, Arkansas
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rage Two HOPE (AUK.) STAR Monday. September 9 ( 19141 Chance of rain will diminish by Tuesday By the Associated Press Wet weather is expected in Arkansas through Tuesday. The National Weather Service saysoccaional to frequent periods of drizzle and rain are expected over the state today. The Weather Service said the chance of rain is somewhat less likely in the northeast portion of the slate. The outlook is the same over the southern and central sec- Hope Star Monday, September 9, 1974 Vol. 75-No. 280 Star of Hope 1899; Presi 192? Consolidated January 18, 1929 Published every week - day evening at The Star Building, 212-214 S. Walnut St., Hope, Ark. 71801. P.O. Box 648. Telephone: Area 501; Hope 7773431. Second-class postage paid at Hope, Ark. By STAR PUBLISHING CO. Alex H. Washburn, President and Editor (In memoriam: Paul H: Jones, Managing Editor 19291972). Editorial — Dorothy Winchel City Editor Mrs. Annette Rogers Women's News Editor Food, Fashions, Society Roger Head Photo-Featur«s Editor Mrs, Esther Hicks, Negro Community Advertising — Mrs. Sibyl Parsons Advertising Director Virginia Hiscott Associate Mrs. Judy Foley Classified Manager Circulation— €.M. Rogers, Jr. Circulation Director Mrs. Alice Kate Baker, Bookkeeper General Bookkeeper — Mrs. Phala Roberts Mrs. Teddy Thurman Associate • Mechanical Department — D.E. Allen, Mechanical .Superintendent and Head Pressman Danny Lewallen, Pressman George Smith, Jr., Pressman Composing Room — Judy Gray Foreman Janice Miller, Mrs. Millie Shotts, Mrs. Dortha Faye Huckabee, Mrs. JoAnn Cooper. Member of the Audit Burea<: of Circulations Member of the Associated Press. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper. as well as all AP news dispatches, Member of tne Southern Newspaper Publishers Ass'n. and the Arkansas Press Ass'n. National advertising representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., 3387 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Term. 38111; 960 Hartford Bldg., Dallas, Texas 75201; 400 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, m. 60601; 60 E. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10017; 1276 Penobscot Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 48226; Classen Terrace Bldg., 1411 Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, Okla. 73106. Single Copy 10c Subscription Rates (Payable in advance) By Carrier in Hope and neighboring towns— Per Week 45c Per Calendar Month $1.95 Per Year.Of fice only 123.40 By mail in Hemps lead, Nevada, Lafayette, Howard, Pike and Clark Counties- One Month $1.30 Three Months |3.15 Six Months $5.75 One Year 111.00 All other Mail in Arkansas One Month $1.70 Three Mpnths $3.90 Six Months $7.10 One Year $13.00 All Other Mail Outside Arkansas One Month $1.80 Three Months $4.75 Six Months $8.40 One Year $16.60 College Student Bargain Nine wtontns $7.75 Obituaries CHARLES A. HIPP Charles A. Hipp, 92, died in a Texarkana hospital Sunday afternoon. He was a longtime resident of Hope. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was retired. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rufus Rothwell, Hope; a greaU granddaughter, Sheri DeNae Rothwell, Marks, Miss.; a sister, Mrs. Meeky Austin, £1 Dorado, Ark.; and a brother, Virgil Hipp of Delight. Funeral services will be at 2:30 Tuesday in. Pike City Baptist Church with the Rev. Gordon Renshaw officiating. Interment will be in Pike City Cemetery with Oakcrest Funeral Home in charge. Chamber officers elected lions tonight and Tuesday, but the chance of rain will decrease Tuesday over the northwest portion and increase somewhat over the northeast section. The rain today was being caused by a weak low pressure wave. The Weather Service said rebuilding high pressure will hold the wave and associated precipitation in the state. Rainfall reports for the 24- hour period ended at 7 a.m. include .15 at Fine Bluff, 2.24 at El Dorado, 1.20 at Texarkana, .04 at Jonesboro .15 at Memphis, ,10 at Little Rock and .05 at Forl Smith. Cool temperatures will result from mostly cloudy skies today and Tuesday. Highs today and Tuesday should be near 80 in the northwest and in the upper 70s elsewhere. IMWS tonight should be near 70. Overnight lows include Pine Bluff 65, El Dorado 72, Texarkana 70, Fayetteville 66, Harrison 66, Jonesboro 69, Memphis 70, Little Rock 70 and Fort Smith 6fl. Experiment station report: 24 hours ending 7 a.m. Saturday, high 78, low 51; 24 hours ending 7 a.m. Sunday, high 80, low 61; 24 hours ending 7 a.m. Monday, high 75, low 64, with 1.67 inches of rain. The Weather Elsewhere ... By The Associated Press .. Monday Hi Lo Prc Otlk Albany 78 52 .. cdy Albu'que 93 61 .. clr Amarillo 84 55 .. clr Anchorage 67 39 .. clr Asheville 76 61 .. cdy Atlanta 75 68 .. cdy Birmingham > 77 72 .02 cdy Bismarck G6 42 .. cdy Boise 88 52 .. cdy Boston 74 60 .. clr Brownsville 96 65 .. clr Buffalo 72 60 .. cdy Charleston 76 M .. cdy Charlotte 74 61 .. cdy Chicago 91 65 .. clr Cincinnati 77 63 .. rn Cleveland 74 56 .. cdy Denver 90 54 .. cdy DesMoines 84 60 .. clr Detroit 80 58 .. cdy Duluth 60 46 .03 rn Fort Worth 89 73 .. cdy Green Bay 84 57 .09 cdy Helena 76 49 .. cdy Honolulu 89 75 .. clr Houston 80 69 .12 rn Ind'apolis 76 61 .. cdy Jacks'ville 88 73 .. cdy Juneau 58 47 .02 clr Kansas City 80 58 .. cdy Las Vegas 105 80 .. clr Little Rock 78 70 .10 rn Los Angeles 83 69 .. clr Louisville 75 66 .08 m Marquette 68 41 .29 rn Memphis 73 70 .15 rn Miami 88 77 .04 cdy Milwaukee 82 61 .. rHv New Orleans 82 75 .78 m New York 77 62 .. clr Okla. City 83 61 .. clr Omaha 85 59 .. cdy Orlando 89 73 .47 cdy Philadelphia 81 64 .. cdy Phoenix 108 81 ..clr Pittsburgh 78 60 .. cdy P'tlandOre. 70 62 .09 rn P'tland Me. 72 55 .. cdy Rapid City 73 47 .02 cdy Reno 88 42 .. clr Richmond 77 58 .. cdy St. Louis 80 61 .. cdy Salt Lake 92 61 .. clr San Diego 78 67 .. clr San Fran 67 56 .. cdy Seattle 67 58 .17 rn Spokane 73 57 .01 rn Tampa 88 76 .20 cdy Washington 79 63 .. cdy Hi—Previous day's high. [jo— This morning's low. Prc—Precipitation for 24 hours ending 8 a.m. today Eastern time. Otlk—Sky conditions outlook for today. IPC buying 2 lumber mills, timber lands NEW OFFICERS for the Hope Chamber of Commerce were elected at a meeting Thursday night. They are (left to right) Mrs. James Fruden Jr., president; Mrs. Kenneth Paddie, —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Roger Head secretary; Bob Willis, second vice-president; Keith Shultz, third vice-president. Not shown are Mrs. Tom E. Harp, 1st vice-president; and Buddy Jordan, treasurer. Bumpers calls pardon premature An agreement has been reached between the Cabe Land Company and the Gurdon Lumber Company to sell two lumber mills and 260,000 acres of timber land to international Paper Company, according to Harold Cabe, secretary- treasurer of the Cabe interests. The price is about $145 million, and Cabe said that International will make a down payment of 25 per cent and pay the balance at 25 per cent a year with nine and one-fourth per cent interest. The agreement is binding, Cabe said. "Neither party can back out now." Four Cabe brothers and a sister own the two companies. They are Horace Cabe, president; Harold Cabe and Louis Cabe, all three of Gurdon; John C. Cabe of Texarkana, Tex., and Mrs. Mildred Cabe Cook of Texarkana, Ark. Most of the timber lands purchased are located near International's primary pulp and paper mills at Pine Bluff, Camden and Texarkana, Tex. Other land is in Oklahoma but most of it is in Arkansas. Harold Cabe said the family was first approached by International about their planned expansion about eight months ago, but that serious negotiations didn't begin until about two months ago. He said the five stockholders would retire. "We're too old to start a new company," Cabe said. "There are only two of us active now and I'm the youngest at 64." Cabe said he has seen a copy of International's annual financial statement and that the company can easily afford to purchase the land and the mills. "They have about, oh, a little over $250 million in assets for acquisitions," he said. "They'll only have to put down $3$ million initially, so that will be no problem for them." Cabe said he believed In. ternational actually will be paying about $151 million. "I don't want to correct their news release," he said, "but they're assuming notes of about $6 million, so actually they're paying about $151 million. But we're only getting $145 million." Cabe said International operates and owns 26 pulp and paper mills and has "close to eight million acres of land in about 15 states." The lumber mills at Gurdon and nearby Beirne will continue operations for 90 days, Cabe said, while International of. ficials check the validity of deeds to the purchased land. He added that International plans to continue to operate both mills. He said they might make the two mills a subsidiary company if that alternative will work to their tax advantage. Cabe said his family will have one year, by federal law, in which to dissolve their corporations. He said he hopes to have it dissolved sooner. The Cabe family began its operations in 1935, Cabe said. He added that from 1935-1972, the value of timber land in Southern Arkansas increased by about six and a half per cent a year. Cabe said International officials indicated that they are planning further expansion, but that they are not ready to release that information. By The Associated Press Gov. Dale Bumpers called President Ford's pardon of former President Nixon Sunday premature and said that it "torpedoes" the concept of equal justice under the law. Bumpers said, though, that he did not take issue with "the President's motives or his desire to get all the irritants that seem to be bothering this country aside so that he can get this country down to substantive is-v, sues like inflation and the economy...." David H. Pryor, the Democratic nominee for governor, also called the action premature and said he thought Ford should have waited until the final details of Nixon's alleged involvement in the Watergate cover-up were known. Pryor declined to comment further, Ken Coon, the Republican nominee for governor, said he disagreed with the pardon for two reasons. 'A pardon implies guilt — and, is there any guilt?" Coon asked. Secondly, Coon said, the American people deserve a trial to "get the facts to decide Nixon's guilt or innocence. Coon added, "If Nixon is guilty, the law demands that he face the penalty the same as if you or I had been found guilty of a similar charge." Bill Clinton of Fayetteville, the Democratic .nomjnee.., for i Congress in the 3rd District,-; said he believed Ford's decision to grant full pardon was a totally unwarranted interruption of due process of law. Clinton, a law professor, opposes Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt, R-Ark. Clinton said he still hoped that congressional action might restore the operation of due process. He said Congress possibly could approve a resolution urging Ford to reconsider his decision. In a prepared statement, Clinton said Ford's decision "may have an unforeseen dam- aging impact on pending trials of Watergate defendants." He added, "It will have a devastating effect on families of those who acted for Mr. Nixon and with his knowledge and consent are now in jail or about to go to jail. It will weaken the people's faith in the fair operation of our legal system." Clinton said Nixon should have been forced to respond to any charges that .might have been made against him before Ford intervened. Bumperrs said he thought the pardon, possibly, raised more questions than it answered. "For example, how do you try (H.R. "Bob") Haldeman and (John) Ehrlichman now...." Bumpers added, "I have not talked to very many people who had any strong desire to see the (former) president in jail. That was really not the question at hand. But, as I say, he hasn't even been indicted, he has not admitted what, if any part, he did play in the whole thing, and perhaps nobody will ever know, but I'm sure some of the people in prison and some of those scheduled to be tried would like for the American people to know the whole storv. "And of course I think it goes even beyond the people who were directly involved in the Watergate thing," Bumpers continued'I think it will extend down to the system of justice right down to the petty thief in Little Rock, Ark., who can always question the judicial system in our country in which we've always prided ourselves." Bumpers, interviewed by, KATV of Little Rock, was asked about Ford's timing of the pardon. "I think he wanted to take those things that would be most troublesome to him and the most controversial and get them out of the way now while he does have a very good credibility rating with the people in the country," Bumpers replied. Arkansas truckers threaten shutdown JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Fifteen members of the Arkansas Independent Truckers Association, who met near here Sunday, say they will stage a truck shutdown if their de- ; mands are not met by Congress. The group voted to support the National Independent Unity Committee as the truckers' negotiating representative in Washington. If the committee's negotiations fail, the Arkansas truckers say they will stage a shutdown. The truckers say high diesel fuel prices and low speed limits are putting them out of business, Recently, the committee called an emergency meeting in St. Louis in which all state independent" truckers associations throughout the country were represented. The committee then decided to submit 12 grievances to Congress in the hope of getting relief for indepclendent truckers. The truckers' demands include a gasoline and diesel fuel price rollback of five cents per gallon with prices not to exceed 43 cents per gallon and a freeze on gasoline prices for one year. The truckers also want a monthly audit of oil companies to make sure they are keeping plenty of oil fuel on hand and a uniform speed limit of 65 miles per hour for trucks and cars. The truckers want immediate action. terHorst quits, says Watergate attorneys reshape strategies cre dibility tarnished WASHINGTON(AP) — Defense lawyers in the Watergate cover-up case are shaping their strategies,, hoping the unconditional pardon of former President Richard M. Nixon will turn the jury their way or even result in dissimissal of charges. At least one defenant, H. R. Haldeman, planned to make new efforts at delaying the six- man conspiracy trial, scheduled to begin Sept. 30. President Ford's "free, full and absolute pardon" of Nixon, for all offenses he may have Ford crisis (Continued from Front Page) edged Ford knew in advance the gist of Nixon's follow-up statement. Three hours after he knelt in prayer at early morning communion services, Ford summoned a television crew and a few newsmen into his Oval Office to announce the pardon prohibiting any federal criminal prosecution of Nixon "for all offenses against the United States" during his 2,027 days in office. "I feel that Richard Nixon and his loved ones have suffered enough," Ford said, speaking slowly and glancing often at a 950-word statement. "My conscience tells me clearly and certainly that I cannot prolong the bad dreams that continue to reopen a chapter that is closed. My conscience tells me that only I, as President, have the constitutional power to firmly shut and seal this book." Democrats led the parade of (.•ongrt'ssmen disagreeuig with Ford's action, and they were joined by some Republicans. School lunch menus Tuesday Chili Mac P.H. Peas Turnip Greens Corn Bread Square Famous Cookie Milk Wednesday Golden Crisped Franks Pinto Beans Creamy Cole Slaw Cinnamon Roll Milk Thursday Chicken Spaghetti Green Beans Tossed Salad Hot Roll Snicker Doodle Cookie Milk Friday Beef Pattie on Bun French Fries w-catsup Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle 1 2 Apple Milk committed while President, does not extend to the numerous former Nixon lieutenants who already have pleaded guilty, been convicted or still face charges in Watergate and related cases. One of Haldeman's lawyers, Frank JmStrickler, suggested it should. "From what the President said, if you follow it logically, he could find grounds to do the same thing for Haldeman," Strickler said Sunday. "It's a logical extension. It seems to me something that might follow." But he would not say whether an appeal will be made to Ford. Although the grand jury named Nixon an unindicted coconspirator in the case, no charges had been brought against him. But Ford's counsel, Philip Buchen, said "I think it would be very likely that he would be indicted." He said there were "lots of precedents" for pardons in advance of charges, citing one during the administration of Woodrow Wilson and others granted by Abraham Lincoln. "As dar as I know, no granting pardons to the cover- They are, in addition to Halde- up defendants, Buchen said. They are, in addition to Halded man, John D. Ehrlichman, John N. Mitchell, Gordon Strachan, Robert C. Mardian and Kenneth W. Parkinson. President Ford's action does noi mean the end of Nixon's le- nal involvement, however. He has been subpoenaed by Eh- ilii-hinan, his former chief do- mestic adviser, as a witness at the trial, and numerous civil suits name him as a defendant. The pardon applies only to "all offenses against the United States" during his presidency. That would preclude any federal prosecutions for income tax fraud, for examplen but not state charges if brought. Legal sources said that as a witness at the cover-up trial Nixon will not be able to claim his constitutional right against self-incrimination because he can no longer be prosecuted for any incriminatting admissions. Watergate defense lawyers were divided in their evaluation of the pardon's impact on the trial. One said he doubts any jury can convict any of the defendants when the "leader of the so-called Watergate has been relieved of any responsibility for his acts." Another lawyer said: "He's .Nixon) been named as an unindicted co-conspirator and he's been let off. The jury is going to know that before the trial... (and) during the trfal... I think it's going to be favorable to the defendants." But a third attorney said: "I can't think of any way it's going to help. To me, it's just not in the books." Puzzles late Crossword puzzles did not arrive by mail as scheduled, and therefore today's puzzle is missing from the Hope Star. Puzzles will be run when they are received. WASHINGTON (AP) - White House Press Secretary Jerald F, terHorst has resigned abruptly, saying his credibility as spokesman for President Ford was irrevocably tarnished in the pardoning of Richard M. Nixon. "The President acted in good conscience and I also found it necessary to resign in good conscience," terHorst said later. He told Ford he was quitting shortly before the President announced the pardon Sunday. TerHorst will be succeeded at least temporarily by John W. Hushen, who becomes acting press secretary. Hushen, 38, who had been top spokesman at the Justice Department for four years, joined the White House press office three weeks ago as deputy to terHorst. Hushen, like terHorst a former Detroit News reporter, said he did not disagree with Ford on the pardon. He said, "I personally think he did the right thing." TerHorst, 52, a veteran Washington newsman whose career has been intertwined with Ford's off and on since 1948, was not consulted about the pardon. White House sources said he learned of it Saturday when it came time to prepare for a public announcement of Ford's surprise decision. TerHorst said he did not use threats of his resignation in any effort to dissuade Ford. In a telephone interview from his Alexandria, Va., home, ter- Horst said his conscience told him it was unfair for Nixon to be pardoned while his former subordinates continue to be prosecuted for Watergate-related crimes. "Mercy, like justice, must also be evendhanded," terHorst said. Some Watergate figures are already in jail, others are under indictment and "their reputations and families also have been injured," he said. "I knew my credibility would be difficult to sustain ... in the absence of a like decision to grant mercy to persons of lesser stations in life," terHorst said. Ford issued a statement saying "I appreciate the fact that good people will differ with me on this very difficult decision. "I deeply regret Jerry ter- Horst's resignation," Ford said. "I understand his position." During his tenure as press secretary, terHorst won the praise of White House newsmen for speaking in simple declarative sentences and attempting to give reporters regular access to Ford's staff. When Ford persuaded ter- Horst to turn in his press card and become at least an interim press secretary, the Grand Rapids, Mich., native was Washington bureau chief of the News. He was then about to start the final chapter of a biography of Ford, a book soon to be published. TerHorst has said he was on leave of absence from the News and had not made a final break from 31 years a* a newspaperman. He was the first man nauiw to the new White House staft under Ford.

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