Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 10, 1974 · Page 2
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iwo HOPK (ARK.) STAft Forecast: two days of summer weather By The Associated Press Summer has not ended in Arkansas. The National Weather Service says temperatures are expected to push the 90-degree mark in the central portion of the state this afternoon. The thermometer reached 86 at Pine Bluff and Little Rock Monday and climbed into the low 80s at several other loca- Hope Star Tuesday, 6eptember 10, 1974 Vol. 75—No. 281 Star of Hope 1899; Press 1927 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. M ' • '•' 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-Featuris Editor Mrs, Esther Hicks, Negro Community '•'• Advertising — Mrs. Sibyl Parsons Advertising Director Virginia Hiscott Associate Mrs. Judy Foley Classified Manager ! Circulation—C.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 - t Head Pressman ^' Danny Lewallen, -., Pressman George Smith, Jr., r> Pressman -• Composing Room — •.. Judy Gray Foreman • Janice Miller, Mrs. Millie A 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 AH news ais: patches. : Member of tne Southern : Newspaper Publishers Ass'n. j and the Arkansas Press Ass'n. ;• National advertising I representatives: • Arkansas Dailies, Inc., 3387 : Poplar Aye., Memphis, Term. i 38111; 960 Hartford Bldg., : Dallas, Texas 75201; 400 N. • Michigan Ave., Chicago, ni. i 60601; 60 E. 42nd St., New York, ; N.Y. 10017; 1276 Penobscot iBldg., Detroit, Mich. 48226; ; Classen Terrace Bldg., 1411 : Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, ; Okla. 73106. : Single Copy lOc Subscription Rates (Payable in advance) : By Carrier in Hope and • neighboring towns— Per Week 45c : Per Calendar Month |1.95 . Per Year.Office only MAO • By mail in Hempstead, jNevada, Lafayette, Howard, 'Pike and Clark Counties- One Month $1.30 Three Months $3.15 Six Months J5.75 One Year $11.00 AH other Mail in Arkansas One Month $1.70 Three Months $3.90 Six Months $7.10 One Year $13.00 All Other Mail Outside Arkansas One Month $1.80 Three Month j $4.75 Six Months W.40 One Year $16.60 College Student Bargain Offer NuieMontns $7.75 lions. The Weather Service forecast calls for continued warm temperatures through Wednesday. Highs today and Wednesday should be from the low to mid 80s in the north and south to the upper 80s in the central portion of the state. A few showers or thundershowers are expected this afternoon and are more likely in the central portion of the state. Showers should become more isolated and decrease tonight and Wednesday. The chance of precipitation through Wednesday is 20 pel cent to 30 per cent. Air over Arkansas was relatively stable today and the lack of a triggering factor accounts for the low probabilities. Rainfall reports for the 24- hour period ended at 7 a.m. include a trace at El Dorado, .41 at Texarkana, .53 at Harrison, a trace at Little Rock and .16 at Fort Smith. The next weather feature to affect the Arkansas weather will be a cold front which was crossing the northern Rockies this morning. The front should near the northwest corner of Arkansas by Wednesday afternoon. Lows tonight should be near 70. Overnight lows include Pine Bluff 64, El Dorado 70, Texarkana 71, Fayetteville 70, Harrison 67, Jonesboro 70, Memphis ul, Little Rock 71, Fort Smith 69 and Calico Rock 67. Experiment station report for 24 hours ending 7 a.m. Tuesday, high 85, low 69, with .04 inches of rain. By The Associated Press Tuesday HI LO PRC Otlk Albany Albu'que Amarillo Anchorage Asheville Atlanta Birmingham Bismarck Boise Boston Brownsville Buffalo Charleston Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Denver Des Moines Detroit Duluth Fairbanks Fort Worth Green Bay Helena Honolulu Houston Ind'apolis Jacks 'ville Juneau Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock lx>s Angeles I/ouisville Marquette Memphis Miami Milwaukee Mpls-St.P. New Orleans New York Okla. City Omaha Orlando Philad'phia Phoenix Pittsburgh P'tland Ore. P'lland, Me. 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Mr. Carley, executive presbyter of the Presbytery of the Western Reserve of the United Presbyterian Church of the U.S.A. and the Rev. Mr. Johnson, associate presbyter. The Rev. Mr. Carley told Ford in a telegram that a special election was needed to restore the people's trust in the Ford administration. The Wisconsin demonstrators, who marched around the state Capitol at Madison in protest of the pardon, also called for amnesty for Vietnam war draft evaders. Youth fo sponsor 'premiere'supper The First Christian Church youth will sponsor a chicken-spaghetti supper Thursday, Sept. 19—the night of the Centennial premiere at City Hall. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church, and will close at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Ruth Hettig will be cook in charge of the night's specialty. Tickets, on sale now, are $1.50 for adults and $1 for those 12 years and under. Tickets can be purchased from any church youth or sponsor or at The Shield Company on South Walnut, Kephans uptown, or by calling 3575 for delivery. Ticket sales will end September 17. Church youth invite the public to come eat, then enjoy the grand premiere. Funds from this project will be used for a study trip on October 11-12. Around Town The Hope Booster Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hope High school library. Films from last Friday's game between the Hope Bobcats and Ashdown Panthers will be shown. Anna Cox, a senior at Hope High School, was recently notified that she is to be featured in the eighth annual edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students, 1973-74. ,Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Cox of 1301 Edgewood is active in Beta Club, Bobettes, FBLA and also will serve as senior class secretary. Local dentist talks Professor about tooth implants Nazi Tooth Implants, a subject as old as the South American Ineas and as new as today, was the program topic discussed by Dr. Lester Sitzes at the meeting of the Hope Rotary Club on Friday, September 6, at the Town and Country. As recent as 20 years ago there were two dentists in Arkansas who did tooth implants, but none in the state do so today. This is despite a newer method called blade implants developed 4 or 5 years ago that has proven successful in many cases. A suss tan ce used in the repair of skulls and of hip joints, vitalium, is used for this dental work. The only problem is that in the mouth germs and food can attach themselves to the artificial tooth and thereby cause infection. Charts were shown of different shaped implants, all of which the American Dental Association says are still in the experimental stage. Questions from the floor concerned the removal of unsuccessful implants (not difficult) and whether George Washington had wooden teeth (he did, and they were used for his pictures but not for eating). Two Hope High School seniors, Willard Wilmon and Bruce Thrasher, were special guests. President Gerald Keith welcomed them and two visitors from Texarkana, Rotarian Bill Lee and Miss Dianne Plunkett. A short board meeting was called after the program. Rain improves crop prospects LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Crop prospects in the state improved following rain last week and the Arkansas Crop and Livestock Reporting Service said soil moisture was adequate to surplus except for a few counties in north central Arkansas. The agency said some low fields were flooded and insects became cmore numerous, but that the expectation of better yields was higher than a few weeks ago. Here is a report on the status of crops in the state: —COTTON: Damp fields, cool weather and new top growth slowed maturity. Weevil populations were high because rain disrupted spray schedules. The condition of the crop was fair to good. —RICE: Harvest of early verities continued, but the grain had a high moisture content. Cool nights slowed maturity. Rice was in good condition. -SOYBEANS: Prospects improved for soybeans with late beans making excellent growth, blooming and setting pods. A few early fields were close to maturity and beginning to turn yellow. Amtrak planning to make improvements WASHINGTON (AP) - Amtrak, the national rail passenger service, proposes to spend $1.5 billion over five years to upgrade deteriorating tracks and roadbeds and make other capital improvements. In a plan sent to Congress and the Department of Transportation on Monday, Amtrak said $1 billion of the total would be earmarked for tracks and roadbeds in the major rail corridors of the East, Middle West and West Coast. The aim, a spokesman said, would be to permit high-speed service — up to 110 miles per hour on some routes — on the Amtrak network. "Track speeds have been going downhiH" because of poor track conditions, and the financial problems of the railroad industry have meant "the last wheel to get the grease has been the track," the spokesman said. At present, he said, passenger trains on the New York- Washington, D.C., route can at- tain speeds of 110 m.p.h., but others, such as those between Chicago and Detroit, are held to between 40 and 60 m.p.h. The speed goals range from 75 m.p.h. on the Seattle-Portland route to 110 m.p.h on the Chicago-Detroit, Washington- Boston and New York-Buffalo routes. "To get better service as far as comfort and safety and speed is concerned, you've got to cput that money into the roadbed," the Amtrak spokesman said. "There has to be a major public commitment of funds if you're ever going to get a rail passenger service that the public is going to use." Of the remaining $500 million, $272.5 million would be used to acquire maintenance and repair facilities now operated by the private railroads on whose tracks Amtrak trains run. The remainder would be spent for 235 new double-deck passengers cars, 200 single-level coaches, 25 electric engines and for unspecified "major facilities." Obituaries MRS. ID A C.ELLIS Services for Mrs. Ida Clark Ellis, 89, of Rt. 4, Texarkana, Ark. who died Sunday were held at East Memorial Chapel in Texarkana on Tuesday. Officiating minister was Rev. Edwin B. Dodson. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery inOzan, Ark. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Don Brook and Mrs. Tom Quigley, both of Te.varkaiia ami a sister Mrs. Don Cireen of Hope; six grandchildren; 11 great grand- rhildren; a number of nieces and nephews. Mrj>. Ellis had been a resident of Texarkana for 50 years, and had been employed in the Miller County Tax Office for nuuiy years until her retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. MRS. MAGGIE N.ELLIS Mrs. Maggie Neal Ellis, formerly a Hope resident, died in a California hospital Saturday, September 7. Mrs. Kills lived near Hope for fifty- three years before moving to California twenty-seven years ago. Survivors include two sons, Altred and Alvui Neal of Mayflower, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Louise Andrews of West Point, Calif., Mrs Edith Kniffiiig of Mountain View, Ark., Lena Gozdun of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., Magdalene Colliuus of Hope, anil a number of grandchildren ami t;reat-grandchildren. Burial was at West Point, t'aht Tui'M.la\, September 10. long dead LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Bormann, would-be successor to Adolf Hitler and the most hunted Nazi since World War II, has been dead for nearly 30 years, a UCLA professor of forensic dentistry says. Dr. Reidar F. Sognnaes said Monday he reached that conclusion after examining the teeth and dental configuration of a skull found in Berlin in 1972 and identified as the remains of Bormann. Sognnaes was to present his findings today at the World Congress of the International Dental Federation in London. "I had some doubts that the skull was really Bormann's until I went to Germany and actually saw it for myself," Sog- nnaes said before departing for London. "Now I have no doubts whatsoever." Israeli investigators seeking out Nazi war criminals after World War II believed Bormann survived the war, traveled by submarine to South America and took up residence under an assumed identity in Argentina and Paraguay. Sognnaes, a pioneer in utilizing dental charts and X-rays as evidence in legal cases, was granted permission by the Ger- Sv !man government to study,, the V'1972 discovery. Earlier he helped to identify Hitler's corpse by using dental charts. He was aided in his Bormann investigation by conversations with Frau Kathie Heusermann and Fritz Echtmann, dental technicians who worked for Dr. Hugo Blaschke, the dentist who treated many high ranking Nazis, including Hitler and Bormann. Blaschke died in 1957. Dental records of Bormann and other Nazi officials were lost during the war when a German plane transporting them to a depository was shot down, but Blaschke described Bormann's dental features to American interrogators after the war. Sognnaes said a three-tooth bridge found near the skull fit the jaw and matched Blaschke's description perfectly. UR office moving to Texas St. The Urban Renewal Relocation and Rehabilitation site office at 112 West 6th Street is .moving into the offices at 720 Texas Street on September 10. The new telephone number for these offices will be 777-5742. Business activities of the Relocation & Rehabilitation will be suspended on the 10th and llth while the move is being carried on. WASHINGTON (AP) - A major revision of the nation's copyright law, including extension of protection past the life of the copyrightolder, has been approved by a 70-1 vote of the Senate. But a move to require broadcasters, jukebox operators and other commercial users to pay royalties to performers was rejected in the voting on Monday. The measure now goes to the House, which is not expected to act on it this year. If the House does not act this year, the legislation would have to start over in both houses in 1975. The Senate bill includes a controversial section which would permit cable TV operators to pick up distant sports programs for relay to their sub- Rebel stronghold seized by police corruption Tuesday. Septen-her io, 1974 Viet brass accused of By the Associated Press Police stormed a white settlers' rebel stronghold at the radio station in Lourenco Marques, the capital of Mozambique, today and government spokesmen announced a three- day attevlt to seize power in the Portuguese southeast African colony was over. The whereabouts of the rebel leaders was not immediately known. They had threatened to proclaim a "free Mozambique" in defiance of an agreement between Portugal and the black guerrilla movement, Frelimo, to give Mozambique independence next June. The government spokesman said the radio station was the only "active center of resistance" and once it had been occupied the revolt quickly collapsed. The radio broadcast appeals to the white crowds in the streets to disperse and return to their homes. Earlier, the government said it had agreed to a 48-hour truce with the white rebels after meetings with two envoys from the Lisbon government. There was no indication how the "truce" was broken but government sources said the rebel movement "disintegrated" without violence. President Antonio de Spinola signed documents in a ceremony in Lisbon today at the Belem presidential palace formally recognizing the independence of Guinea Bissau, the first of Portugal's African territories to achieve complete sovereignty. The ceremony, broadcast by Portuguese radio and television networks, brought to an end 530 years of Portuguese colonial rule in the swampy territory near the tip of the West African bulge. The Portuguese army fought a 12-year war against a well- organized guerrilla movement which overran two-thirds of the colony. Following secret negotiations in London and Algiers, an independence agreement was signed in Algiers on Aug. 26 granting Portuguese Guinea independence but providing for extensive economic, technical and cultural cooperation between Portugal and the new state. Several papers rap President's decision By The Associated Press Several Arkansas newspapers criticized on Monday President Ford's decision to pardon former President Richard M. Nixon. But, the Arkansas Democrat said editorially Monday that Ford had made the right decision and that presidents have not been and never will be treated as other citizens. "It would injure America, at home and abroad, to persecute an ex-president," the Democrat editorial said. "It's a double standard we can live with." The editorial said everyone must have realized that Ford eventually would pardon Nixon in connection with the Watergate scandal, so the decision to do so Sunday merely spared the nation-further anguish. "As for a fuller explanation of his role in this sordid mess, we actually may hear more now than if he had not been pardoned," the editorial said. "He has been subpoenaed to testify in other trials, and now he will not be able to escape by pleading self-incrimination. Now he can be forced to testify and can be indicted for perjury if he lies." The Conway Log Cabin Democrat said: "In sparing us another year or so of the ordeal of Watergate, Mr. Ford has given us back our divided country, restored our lack of confidence in the administration in Washington and provided us a permanent and disturbing question about a judicial system which treats one man differently than another because of his station in life. Some trade!" The Paragould Daily Press asked where the line would be drawn if pardons were granted on the basis of high title or position. "The question now is whether a given law should or should not apply to this or another individual and, with that equal justice has been lost," the editorial said. "Ford's action will not vindicate the former president. It will only hang him higher on the limb of ridicule and suspicion." The Pine Bluf Commercial said editorially, "The honeymoon i* over, and, as far as we're concerned, so is the marriage. If Gerald Ford really believes this will put Watergate behind us, he is being unrealistic as well as unprincipled. He has only reopened the wound before it had a decent chance to heal." The Commercial said there was no precedent in Roman law for pardoning a citizen before he was convicted. "The republic of Washington and Marshall, of Jefferson and Hamiltonn of Lincoln and Wilson, now has attained, under Gerald Ford, the moral and ethical sensitivity of Billy Graham." The Benton Courier criticized the pardon, saying "President Ford's pardon for Richard M. Nixon doesn't merely smell. It stinks. It reeks of cynicism of the lowest order in the highest places, and the stench is of cover-up and evasion of the law that continues rather than abates. "President Ford did law, order and justice no favor with his favor to Nixon, and we suspect he will hear and feel the repercussions of his act for some time to come. There was much lip service given by politicians, particularly by President Ford when he first took office, about restoring the public faith in government. He has chosen a poor way to demonstrate that we are a nation of laws and not of men. Times reports Nixon statement sought NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Times says that during negotiations over President Nixon's pardon White House lawyers unsuccessfully tried to persuade Nixon to make a full statement on his role in Watergate. Quoting what it described as a reliable source, the newspaper said today in a dispatch from San Clemente, Calif., that "Mr. Nixon was asked by President Ford's lawyers to make what the former President regarded as 'a public confession of criminal guilt.' He angrily refused, and subsequent negotiations between the two camps caused a delay in reaching an agreement on the eventual pardon." However the newspaper reported that John Hushen, deputy White House press secretary, said in Washington Monday night that the White House did not seek a statement from Nixon in conjunction with his pardon. "There was no quid pro quo regarding the pardon," Hushen was quoted in the Timesm "There were no requests or demands that he issue a statement. There was no negotiation and no delay." The Times said the negotiad lions began last Thursday at Nixon's residence in San Clemente. Participating were Ford's representative, Benton L. Becker; Nixon's lawyer, Herbert J. Miller Jr., and Ronald L. Ziegler, a Nixon adviser and ex-White House press secretary. The newspaper said the White House wanted a full statement from Nixon to satisfy Congress and allow Ford to grant the pardon without major criticism. Nixon reportedly joined the talks and refused. But the Times said a compromise was reached last Saturday night after a series of telephone calls between Washington and California. Nixon was allowed to acknowledge he was wrong without admitting to any criminal acts, the newspaper said. SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) — President Nguyen Van Thieu has dismissed two former division commanders from the army for alleged corruption and stripped them of their rank of brigadier general, military sources said today. The government is investigating charges of mismanagement" against the two, Le Van Tu and Tran Quoc Lich, the sources said. Tu commanded the 25th Infantry Division and Lich the 5th Infantry Division, both of which operate in the Saigon region. They were relieved last year and given secondary staff posts in Saigon. Sources said among the accusations is that they collected pay for soldiers who either existed only on paper or never reported for duty, a common practice in both the South Vietnamese and Cambodian armies that puts perhaps millions of U.S. aid dollars into the pockets of officers. The report came on the heels of a demonstration against corruption on Sunday in Hue by 5,000 Roman Catholics. Police used tear gas on the demond strators, and 10 persons were reported wounded. The demonstration was led by Father Tran Huu Thanh, the chairman of an anticorruption movement formed by 300 priests in Saigon three months ago, A group of priests and about 200 Catholic students held a meeting in Hue's Phu Cam Cathedral Monday night and pledged to "struggle to the end" against corruption. But the police did not interfere. Elaine is viewed as no threat MIAMI (AP) — Elaine, the fifth tropical storm of the season, turned east into the open Atlantic this morning and forecasters said she posed no threat to land. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said that Elaine's 60-mile-per-hour winds were located early today nearly 400 miles east of the Virginia Capes. Earlier, forecasters had warned residents of New England to be alert for advisories on the storm. The hurricane center said Elaine was tracking northeast at about 20 m.p.h., and although it was expected to pick up forward speed, the top winds of 55 to 60 m.p.h. were not expected to strengthen through tonight. The storm was upgraded from a tropical depression Monday evening when its sustained winds surpassed 39 m.p.h. as it lay some 250 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras. William J. Kostka Sr. DENVER (AP) - William J. Kostka Sr., 69, former managing editor of Look magazine and chairman of the board of a Denver public relations firm, died on Sunday. Kostka served as editor of a number of magazines for Fawcett Publications Inc., and later as managing editor of Look before founding the William Kostka and Associates Inc. public relations firm. Judy Bright to new post at Nashville Judy Bright, a native of Hope, has been appointed as a Service Representative with the Howard County Social Services District Office, according to Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services officials. In her new post, Miss Bright will be involved with administrative duties relating to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Food Stamp and Medicaid Programs offered by the Social Services Division. Miss Bright attended Hope High School and is a 1974 graduate of Southern State College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Bright of Hope. Miss Bright currently resides ui the Nashville community.

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