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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 11, 1974
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Page Eight Mutt Jones indicates that he may resign HOPE (ARK.) STAR Wednesday, September 11, 1974 CONWAY, Ark. (AP) -State Sen. Guy H. "Mutt" Jones of Conway indicated Tuesday that he was considering resignation from the legislature so that his district would be assured representation in the Senate during the 1975 session. "I can't gamble with an office that doesn't belong to men" he said. "I don't think that's fair to the people." Jones has been convicted of a felony, federal income tax evasion. He said he would evaluate the chances that his district would not be represented in the 1975 legislative session if he continued to fight to keep his seat. He said he would decide soon enough to allow a special election to be held before the end of the year if he decided to resign. Jones said he was convinced that he was legally entitled to finish his four-year term and that he was innocent of the federal income tax charges that led to his expulsion. "But this thing will be brought to a white heat again in January and the Senate will be under intense pressure again," he said. "My problem is this: Shall I let my own stub- borness and convictions jeopardize my people having a vote in the Senate? I don't want to be responsible for my people losing their voice in the Senate." If his own personal considerations were all that were involved, he said he would not hesitate to pursue the matter in the courts to the end. Jones said it bothered him that a resignation would appear to be an admission that he was wrong in the matter. The Senate had voted on July 12 against expulsion. The Sen- ate then recessed for three weeks and returned on Aug. 1, when it voted to expunge the record of the July 12 vole and to expo! Jones from the legislature. Jones took the case to court where he won reinstatement. 'ITie decision is being appealed to the Arkansas Supreme Court. The reinstatement was ordered because Special Jud^e Jack Ix'ssenberry of Pulaski County Circuit Court said the Senate had not followed due process in expelling Jones and the recess resolution did not list the expulsion motion as an item that could be considered on Aug. 1. If the Supreme Court upholds the Senate action, there might not be enough time to hold primaries and an election before the legislature convenes in January. .Should the Supreme Court uphold the lower court order, the Senate again might vote to expel Jones or could refuse to seat him. Either way, District 21 would be without a senator for part of the session. Meanwhile Tuesday, Deputy Atty. Gen. Lonnie Powers picked up the circuit court transcripts in the case of Jones, setting into motion the appeal process. Powers has 20 days from Tuesday to file his appeal brief, and Jones' attorneys will have 20 days from that day to file their brief. Powers must file a reply brief five days after Jones' attorneys file their brief. The Federal Reserve System, central banking system of the United States, was established Dec. 23,1913, by an Act of Congress to give the country an elastic currency, to provide facilities for discounting commercial paper and to improve supervision of banking. Mills holds no hope for health bill in '74 WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., holds out no hope that Congress will approve a national health insurance plan by the end of the year. The House Ways and Means Committee chairman said in an interview Tuesday it apparently was a "waste of time" trying to get his committee to approve such a proposal this year. Mills said several proposals concerning national health insurance are now before the committee to which each member has "cemented" his support. "It is awfully hard once people get cemented to get them to a compromise," Mills said. "I just don't see it in the cards. I think probably we will get one (a bill) next session if I can get them uncemented. All of us will have to compromise." Mills said the proposal supported by the American Medical Association had the most support in the committee, but even it did not have the 13 votes needed to get to the Mouse floor for a vote. The proposal received the votes of 12 of the 25 committee members. Mills predicted that the most liberal measure, originally proposed by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and Rep. Martha W. Griffiths, D-Mich., will not gain the approval of the committee or the Congress. He said part of the financing of this program would come from general revenues "that we don't have." Kennedy and Mills have introduced a compromise measure. Mills said Tuesday that one indication the committee would not compromise on any proposal at the moment was its refusal to "buy what Sen. Kennedy and I introduced." The health plans range from a mandatory program completely administered by the federal government to a voluntary program administered by private insurance carriers. Many people check with us before renewing an insurance policy. They like the feel of the money that our experience frequently enables them to save. ANDERSON-FRAZIER Insurance Agency, Inc. Phone 777-3481 Second & Main HOPE, ARKANSAS Fifth grade teachers study foods FIFTH GRADE TEACHERS at work completing worksheets, quizzes, and projects in analyzing food selections to encourage making balanced food selections. Students of health education will likely be exposed to these materials this school year. Chris Kelly, Dairy Council, shares "Big Ideas" with Mrs. Ruby Brunson, Washington; Mrs. Ann Wylie, Spring Hill; Mrs. Jane Browning, Garland; Mrs. Betty McHenry, Brookwood; Mrs. Donald Moore and Mrs. Jessie Mitchell, Beryl Henry. Nixon reported deeply depressed WASHINGTON (AP) - A member of Richard M. Nixon's family says the former President is "in a deep depression" which was not lifted by the full, presidential pardon he received. In addition, Nixon was said to be in physical pain from a phlebitis condition that had publicly been described as resolved last July. This family member said that Mrs. Nixon arid other relatives are worried about the condition of the ex-president. The family member sought out a telephone interview on Tuesday night saying that "this is something someone should talk about," but asked not to be identified by name. This person has seen and spoken with Nixon both before and since the President resigned Aug. 9 and talked with Nixon by telephone as recently as Monday night. This family member knew of no specific physical problem other than the phlebitis, a blood clot which developed in Nixon's left leg just before his June trip to the Middle East. "From the way reports are coming back (from Sen Clemente, Calif.), I just feel there is something more. It bothers me," this person said. "It is enough to worry Mrs. Nixon. The worse it would be,' the less he would talk about it. "In other wqrds,^ he's obviously in pain'. He's~bbviously concerned about his health, but he's not talking about it." This family member said, "Emotionally he's still way down and that's what bothers me even more. "He is in a deep depression. I would hope the pardon would eventually lift that but I just haven't noticed that. There was no sudden elation." Nixon's mind, however, remains acute, this person said. Since the resignation, the former president has discussed his financial affairs with this member of the family. "I went over some things and he kept right up with them," this family member said. "He has a strong mind and it was as strong as ever. He grasped the specifics, recalled them and even caught me up on a few things." Asked Nixon's feelings about the events that led to his resignation under fire, this family member recalled that Nixon had said the resignation was "abhorent to every instinct in my body." "He is a fighter and he wanted to stay there, but his mind overcame his emotions. His mind and reason, his sense of values, his concern for the country, and his sense of realities won out in the end," the family member said. VEL PANNE Velvet version but with body. Machine wash and dry. FABRIC CENTERS CUTTING BOARDS 72"x40" size ruled neatly into 1" squares. Just right for laving out patterns. Reg. $1.99. Each' 100% POLYESTER DOUBLE KNITS For the woman who wants fine quality double knits at a truly great price. Ribs, mini-ribs, boucles, and others. 60" wide, on bolts. Light and heavy weight and 100 per cent polyester. 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Russell Baker of Spirit Lake Grain Company requested assistance on employing the most economical methods to discourage blackbirds from damaging their rice crop. "We requested the assistance of Extension Wildlife Specialist Robert Pierce to help us with this problem since he has experience in this field. He first discussed the conventional methods used and explained their values and weaknesses. He then demonstrated the way he felt would be the most successful. "We used an amplifier designed to operate on 12-volt auto current, a cassette tape player and a speaker mounted outside the cab of a pickup truck." A recording of the distress call of the red-winged blackbird is amplified and played over the system. As the vehicle is driven around the fields, the amplified sounds excite the brids and they fly out of range of the distress call. Repeated trips around the fields seem to create a highly nervous reaction in the birds and keeps them from eating the grain. This, along with an occasional shot from a gun or blackbird bomb, improves the effectiveness of this practice. "We feel that a rice farmer should use a 30 to 40-watt amplifier with two matched speakers mounted on top of a truck cab or higher to get maximum effectiveness from his equipment. This is a new tool for our area, and we feel that it helps to reduce grain losses when used with other methods previously employed." Bond approved WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) — Local voters approved on Tuesday a $5 million Act 9 of 1960 bond issue to finance expansion of the Arkansas Lightweight Aggregate Corp. The unofficial vote was 583315. This was the second time West Memphis voters had voted on the bondsm A similar issue was defeated 157-147 last June 19. Voters at nearby Edmonson voted 54-17 against a $3 million issue in November 1973. 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