Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 10, 1974 · Page 1
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eo , - _ . ,, It's a switch: What some voters want is Representation without Taxation, Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Crossword puzzle Mail cost up Texas namesakes When you omit the daily crossword puzzle you are sure to hear about it. Your editor knows. Not being a puzzle fan himself, years ago he made five or six efforts to kill this space-grabbing feature —but had to bend before the public's wrath and restore it to this public print. Which is by way of introduction to the following report: The office 'phone rang Monday night and I heard a plaintive feminine voice: "Aren't we going to have a crossword puzzle any more?" the voice asked. I had explained in this column last week that there was a foulup in the shipping department of our features syndicate, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Cleveland, Ohio. The syndicate sent us a puzzle in a format too large to go into the cartoon page last week. The composing room unfortunately elected to reduce the puzzle photographically in order to make it fit the available space, resulting in a bad reproduction, But that isn't all. Last Wednesday the composing room on making its usual checkup of features on hand for this week reported to me that the syndicate had failed to forward the puzzle. I got off an air mail letter to Cleveland asking for expedited shipment of the correct puzzle size for this week. But the package didn't come in until Monday afternoon—by which time the Monday edition was on the press—without a puzzle. If the puzzle doesn't show in today's edition I'll leave town until the upro; - subsides. Postage costs are creeping upward for all businesses. The Star, which years ago put up only $30 a month deposit for its mail subscribers, and all this year has been depositing $350 a month, Monday raised the ante to $400—it being obvious that postal charges were outrunning the former amount. Eventually this and the added newsprint cost will reach our subscribers—but our operating formula doesn't call for a price hike in the immediate future. The Star's operating formula for subscription prices is: Subscription income must cover the cost of newsprint and the circulation department's expense—that is, the cost of blank paper and the cost of getting it to the subscriber. Advertising, of course, carries production cost. Up to now circulation income is satisfactory to the formula. Fred Mouser of Hope was in Waller county, Texas, a week ago to help dedicate a historical marker honoring his great- great-grandfather, Isaac Best, one of the first 300 families to sign up with Stephen F. Foster to colonize part of Mexico, the area now known as Texas. "I brought home a copy of the Waller County News, a weekly newspaper," he writes. "I wanted you to see the similarity of names around there in Texas to our place names here. "The town of Hempstead, Texas, is the county seat of Waller county. The town of Hempstead has a Bobcat football team. Across the Brazos River, barely out of northeast Waller county, is the town of Washington, like our own the site of a state park. It is the birthplace of Texas, the home of the presidents of Texas. "It was in Washington that the treaty was signed making Texas a republic until Texas joined the U.S.A. "Some of our own Hempstead county (Arkansas) folks helped in setting up the Republic of Texas. Maybe that accounts for the similarity in names." Many thanks to Mr. Mouser for a concise and rewarding reoort. WARMER Hempstead County- Home of the Bowie Knife VOL. 75—No. 281 —8 Pages Member of the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features HOPE, ARKANSAS TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 10, 1974 Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending Mafch 31,1974-4,080 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICE lOc AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) — Inflation and' energy shortages are teaching Southern states to more efficiently utilize their natural resources, Mississippi Gov. William Waller said today. Waller was one of a number of governors appearing on a Southern Governors' Conference panel on transportation, tourism and natural resources of the South. "Despite the energy crisis and the apparent economic recession on the national level, Mississippi is continuing its record-shattering growth," Waller said. "But we in Mississippi know that our continued growth is dependent on effective and efficient utilization of our natural resources." Waller told of Mississippi's Forest Resource Development Program which calls for the planting of 11 million trees on 20,000 acres of land now producing less than one-half the potential for commercial forest purposes. "We feel by setting out now to grow more trees and to more effectively utilize our land, we are investing in the future," he said. The three-day session of the conference, which consists of 17 Southern states and the Virgin Islands, is being held at Lakeway, a luxury resort on Lake Travis 25 miles northwest of Austin. The half-day business session today followed one of the conference's social highlights Monday night, a Texas "fiesta" featuring the music, foods and costumes of the six nations that have governed the state. Sun- Bulletin WASHINGTON (AP) — President Ford today authorized a spokesman to announce that the question of pardons for all those connected with the Watergate scandals "is now under study." Acting Press Secretary John W. Hushen startled reporters with the unexpected disclosure and said, "I can give you no further guidance." Hushen made it clear possible pardons were being considered for those already convicted of Watergate-related crimes as well as those who may face trial in the future. White House Counsel Philip Buchen had told reporters Sunday no thought had been given to such a question. Governors discuss resources — Pardon sidetracks Ford amnesty plan day night there was a ranch- style barbecue picnic, and Tuesday night the traditional black-tie state flinner is scheduled. Although not on the original conference program, Southern politics came close to being the subject that has attracted the attention of the 14 governors attending the 40th annual meeting. First, there was the surprise reaction of Democratic and Republican governors to President Ford's pardon of former President Nixon on Sunday. Second, there was the unscheduled appearance Monday of National Democratic Chairman Robert Strauss in an attempt to consolidate party feelings among the 12 Democratic governors of the conference. Strauss' luncheon with the Democratic chief executives followed a speech by Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, D-Tex., a Democratic presidential hopeful for 1976. Strauss predicted to newsmen that warring factions of the national Democratic party would be "B-minus satisfied if not A- plus satisfied" by the time of the December national convention in Kansas City to approve new party rules. He denied that he asked gov- ernors at the closed luncheon meeting to use their influence to cool political trouble spots. Strauss said he tola the governors to see to it that their state parties have "good affirmative action programs and get representative delegations" to the Kansas City convention. Wallace said after the meeting that he told Strauss "the party better get back to relating to the average middle class person of America if it is going to be successful." Wallace said he probably will go to the Kansas City convention, as most of the Southern governors have indicated. WASHINGTON (AP) - Pardon for former President Richard M. Nixon has brought President Ford mounting criticism and has sidetracked a Vietnam amnesty plan he was to have announced today. Ford missed his own deadline for announcing terms of conditional amnesty for Vietnam-era deserters and draft evaders because he was focusing attention on Nixon's pardon, aides said. Now, no time is set for Fair parade will take new route 1974 THIRD DISTRICT PARADE LINE-UP 1) New cars and dignitaries line up on Walker facing Sixth Street. 2) Marching units and decqrated bicycles line up on Spruce facing Sixth Street. 3) AH other parade participants (floats, antique cars, etc.) enter Sixth Street from Edgewood. 4) Horses should line up between (4) Yerger School and Sixth Street on (5) Spruce. Trailers may be parked at Yerger School. The parade will actually start at the intersection of Laurel and Sixth Street. The units formed on side streets will be directed onto Sixth in proper line-up order by members of the HCRU (Hempstead County Rescue Unit). NO NON-PARADE TRAFFIC WILL BE ALLOWED ON SIXTH STREET BETWEEN LAUREL AND EDGEWOOD AFTER 5:00P.M. Hope residents see Nixon pardon as both goody bad Parade Sept. 23 By ROGER HEAD Star Feature Writer Reaction in Hope to President Ford's pardon of former President Richard M. Nixon ranged from approval of the President's action to disagreement on the move. While some citizens had definite views on the "full, free and absolute pardon," a few citizens expressed little or no concern over the protection granted Nixon from prosec- tuion for federal crimes committed (if any) during his five and one half years in the nation's highest office. "As far as I am concerned, he (Ford) did the right thing. If the news media would hush up, we can all get back to work," remarked C.R. Burnham of Delight. Burnham said he voted for Nixon in 1972. Mrs. Kim Cato of Hope look a dim view of Ford's actions. "I didn'i like it. I don't think it's fair because he was president to be excused for crimes he committed. That's the way 1 feel and so does my husband." When asked if she voted for Nixon in 1972, she indicated that she had voted for George McGovern, the Democratic candidate. One visitor to the downtown area said, "I don't know. I haven't thought loo much aboul the whole thing. If he deserves the punishment, then he ought to get it," the unidentified man said. One resident of Hope at first refused to answer the question citing the reason that it might offend some of his friends. He later did answer the question but refused to allow it to be used in the newspaper. The man engaged the reporter in a lengthy discussion and asked several questions of his own, but still declined to allow his answers to be printed. Miss Arietta Scott of McNab said, "I think it's worng all the way through. I don't think too much about it. If you do away with one, do away with all of them." When asked her reaction to Ford's pardon of Nixon, a woman shopper, in an obvious hurry, remarked, "I don't know anything about them," and went aboul her errands. Ford found a supporter in Robert Turner of Hope. "Well, really I don'l have a reaclion. I agree with Ford 100 per cent. He (Nixon) made his mistakes, and he has a right to change. The threat of punishmen'. was enough to deter Nixon of doing it again," Turner said. "Nixon was a good president," he added. Bob Gross of Hope remarked, "Possibly a dangerous precedent has been established. We're all in favor of mercy, but we need justice and law and order. We need leaders to set examples." Mayor Sam W. Strong, Jr. said, "I'm glad it's over with. He (Ford) put himself in a mighty controversial position." Strong added, "I'm glad that the American people won't have lo go ihrough the expense of all the trials. We can now get on with the business of running the country." "I'm glad it's all over, " he repeated. Law nullified LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A rule saying any Little Rock policeman or fireman promoted lo the rank of captain or a higher rank must be a resident of the city and remain so while holding the rank was nullified in circuit court Monday. The rule had been adopted in September 1972 by Ihe Little Hock Civil Service Commission. 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.in and a carrier will deliver your paper The 1974 Third District Livestock Show parade will be held Monday, September 23, at 6 p.m., and will follow a new route through downtown Hope. The Parade will start at 6th and Laurel Streets, will go west on 6th to Elm, north on Elm Division, east on Division to Main, South on Main to 2nd, east on 2nd to Laurel, and south on Laurel to 6th, the point of beginning. The parade will disBand at 6th and Laurel. Sixth Streel from Laurel to Edgewood will be closed to all non-parade traffic afler 5:00 p.m. There will be Ihree divisions in the float seciton of the parade: Junior Division, Open Division, and Queen's Division. Floats entered in the Junior Division will be representing FFA, FHA, 4-H, Scouts, Student Council and other public school studenl-relaled organizalions. Parade officials are earnestly soliciting enlnes for Ihis division. There will be a decoraled bicycle seclion, high school bands, arid saddle clubs. High school bands will be given $25.00 for erilenng. Also, any counlry or western band desiring lo appear in the parade may do so, provided they frumsh a trailer on which to ride. Each such enlranl will be awarded $20.00 for par- tictpalion. All participants are requested to pre-register by calling either James Luck at 777-6047 or Judy Turner at 7775722. All participants should be ready to line up at 5:00 p.m. so they will be in place promptly at starting time. Ticket Outlets A list of ticket outlets for the Third District Livestock Show activities has been announced by Royce Pendergrass, Fair manager. They are: Area-wide: Phi Beta Lambda Club of Red River Vocational Technical School. Hope: Hope Lions Club, Business & Professional Women's Club, Safeway, Citizens National Bank, First Nalional Bank, Anderson- Frazier Insurance, House of Music, Lewis-McLarty, Deanna Drugs, Village Rexall Pharmacy, Russell's Country Store, Impson-Wood Veterinary Hospital, Double-M Western Slore, Hope Melonaires (Square-Dance Club), and Kiver City tickets only from the Hope High School Student Council. Frescolt: Liberly Valu-Mart. Saratoga: Bill and Homer's One-Slop. Texarkana: G-Sharpe Music Company and Ihe Weslern Slore Ford's amnesty decision affecting some 50,000 men. The President wants more time to consider the complex questions, said Deputy Press Secretary John W. Hushen. Several advocates of amnesty felt Ford's postponing his decision after the Nixon pardon might lead to a broader, less conditional program for the Vietnam group. But, Hushen emphasized that Ford has not changed his view that, unlike the "full, free and absolute" pardon he gave Nixon, Vietnam offenders must be judged case-by-case, category- by-calegory. Public reaction, meanwhile, was mounting in the first 48 hours after Ford's surprise pardon announcement on Sunday. The President got a chorus of boos, amid applause, from a crowd of about 500 outside a Pittsburgh hotel where he made a speech Monday morning. There were chants of "no more cover up," and "prosecute Nixon," and demonstrators protesting the Nixon pardon held signs with such comments as: "The honeymoon is over," "Justice Died," and "Why not pardon all?" The White House switchboard continued to be jammed with calls throughout Monday. The first 300 calls Sunday night ran 2 to 1 against Ford's decision, a While House spokesman reported. By Monday night, however, the telephone sentiment "had switched to 50-50, spokesman said. But, there was overwhelming criticism in telegrams and mailgrams that Western Union estimated would total some 75,000 messages by Monday night. They were running 7 to 1 against Ford's pardon. In Nixon's home state, the House of Delegates of the California Bar voted 347 to 169 in favor of a resolution which said Ford's action "violates the principle that all persons stand equal before the claw and presents a substantial threat thai Ihe confidence of our citizens in the American system of justice will be undermined." Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski said of pardon: "This is a matter that was decided upon by the President on his authority under the Constitution. It was something I didn't participate in." But, one of his chief aides, Philip A. Lacovara, submitted his resignation because he said Ford's pardon of Nixon "dis- Police nab 4 youths in stolen auto Four youths who had stolen a car in Popular Bluff, Missouri were apprehended today after Iheir car was wrecked following a high speed chase that involved Hope authorities and State Police. A spokesman for the Hope Police Department said that the youths, ages 15 and 16, purchased $6 worth of gasoline at a local self-service station and left without paying. The owner called the police who intercepted the car at Hervey and Third Streets. The police pursued the car norlh on Highway 4 at high speeds and were joined by a Stale Police car in the chase. The youlhs' car was wrecked aboul four miles north of Hope. The four juveniles, whose identities were withheld, will be relumed to Popular Bluff authorilies Participating in the arrests were Slate Trooper Wallace Martin and Patrolmen Joe McC'ulley and James Purtle. poses of the question" of the former President's legal status. Lacovara's was the second resignation stemming from the pardon. Ford's press secretary, Jerald F. terHorst, who quit on Sunday as a matter of conscience and credibility, went back to work on Monday for the Detroit News, where he will now be a national columnist. Reaction to pardon continues By The Associated Press A National Committee to Impeach President Ford is being formed in California, two Ohio ministers have called for a special presidential election and an estimated 2,000 persons demonstrated in Wisconsin. The moves came as continuing reaction to President Ford's full pardon for former President Richard M. Nixon for federal crimes he may have committed while chief executive. In North Dakota, a county judge freed two men he had sentenced to jail as an act of clemency "in response to the pardon given Richard Nixon by Gerald Ford...." Judge Kirk Smith said In open court at Grand Forks that "it is the intention of this court to commute any unserved jail time and unpaid fines in the above cases and they are therefore set free." John L. Smith, 29, Manvel, N.D., was released with 50 days to go on a 75-day sentence for driving while under the influence of alcohol and failing to appear in court. He also escaped a $225 fine. Also set free was John M. Kleinsasser, 20, of Grand Forks, who had three days to go on a 15-day sentence for a traffic violation. Judge Smith said he took the action as a personal response to the Ford pardon, "not in agreement or as an opposition." Ex-prisoner Smith's reaction: "It's lucky for us there's good old President Ford." Arthur M. Schaffer, a professor of constitutional law at Western State University and former assistant district attorney in San Francisco, and Larry Schwartz, history professor at San Diego City College, said on Monday they are forming the impeachment committee. Schaffer termed the pardon "the ultimate coverup, attempting to foreclose any investigation, indictment or trial of Mr. Nixon." Schaffer and Schwartz both were active in the American Civil Liberties Union campaign for the impeachment of Nixon. They accused Ford of obstructing justice by pardoning Nixon and of destroying evidence through the agreement which gives Nixon ownership of the Watergate tapes and allows him to destroy them after five years. In Cleveland, Ohio, the Revs Richard A. Carley and Paul E. Johnson termed the pardon "a skin graft over a cancer" and called for a special presidential election. "Ford thinks Watergate will go away, but we are far from (Continued on Page Two) Correction la yesterday's edition oi the Star, the page two photo incorrectly identified those pictured as being officers of the Hope Chamber of Commerce. The caption should have read that they were elected to head the United Fund. The Star regrets tae error.

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