Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 12, 1974 · Page 2
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Page two HOPfc (AHK.) STAR Thursday* September iz, J»-* -i 11 Ji . j xtt'WWMWSM-yM-Kw-'w Cold front to enter |p««~^ NW Arkansas tonight 1 Road damage costing thousands By The Associated Press Widely scattered showers and cooler temperatures are forecast for Arkansas through Friday. The National Weather Service says a cold front ccurrently stretches southwestward from the Great Lakes area through northern Illinois and central Kansas and then through Oklahoma and Texas, becoming stationary over New Mexico. This front has produced some Hope Star Thursday, September 12, 1974 Vol. 7&-No. 283 8tar of Hope 1899; Press 1W7 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 cool temperatures and snowfall in some of the Rocky Mountain states and should bring some cooler temperaturs to Arkansas. It is expected to enter Northwest Arkansas tonight. The weather service says highs should be in the 70s with lows in the 60s. However, a warming trend is expected to begin Sunday and Monday. The extended outlook calls for a few scattered showers in southern Arkansas Saturday through Monday, but otherwise little or no precipitation is expected during the period. Dumas authorities said high winds and rain Wednesday night overturned four mobile homes in the area and destroyed a boat dock on the Arkansas River. No injury was reported and no estimate of damage was immediately available. Authorities also said the roofs of several houses were blown off at Pickens, a small community near Dumas. The wind caused minor damage to Dumas High School. About 1,300 Dumas residents were without electrical power for 1% hours Wednesday night because of the storm. Those stations reporting rain(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-Features 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 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 Bureau 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 me Southern Newspaper Publishers Ass'n. and the Arkansas Press Ass'n. National advertising representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., 3387 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 38111; 960 Hartford Bldg., Dallas, Texas 75201; 400 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, ni. 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 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 $23.40 By mail in Hempstead, Nevada, Lafayette, Howard, Pike and Clark Counties- One Month $1.30 Three Months $3.15 Six Months ^5.75 One Year $11.00 All other Mail in Arkansas One Month $1.7P Three Months $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 Offer Nine Mori ins $7.75 fall during the 24-hour period which ended at 7 a.m. today included .74 inches at Harrison, .24 at El Dorado, .23 at Pine Bluff, .04 at Fayetteville and a trace at Little Rock. Overnight lows included 66 at Pine Bluff; 68 at Harrison, Fort Smith and Jonesboro; 69 at Fayetteville and Little Rock, and 71 at El Dorado and Texarkana. Experiment station report for 24 hours ending 7 a.m. Thursday, high 87, low 68, with a trace of precipitation. By The Associated Press Thursday Hi Lo Prc Otlk Albany 83 64 . . cdy Albu'que 93 61 . . cdy Amarillo 90 55 . . cdy Anchorage 65 56 .03 cdy Asheville 83 61 . . cdy Atlanta 87 68 . . cdy ^•Birmingham 90 71 . . cdy Bismarck 55 38 . . cdy Boise 71 46 .. clr Boston 76 66 . . cdy Brownsville 91 75 1.00 rn Buffalo 78 69 .. rn Charleston 86 71 . . cdy Charlotte 89 67 . . cdy Chicago 84 70 .01 rn Cincinnati 85 65 .80 rn Cleveland 82 67 .09 rn Denver 63 34 .32 sn Des Moines 77 54 .54 rn Detroit 87 68 .89 rn Duluth 64 44 . . cdy Fairbanks 66 47 . . cdy Fort Worth 93 76 . . cdy Green Bay 84 60 .06 rn Helena 45 37 . . cdy Honolulu 90 75 . . cdy Houston 83 76 .03 cdy Ind'apolis 84 691.61 rn Jacks'ville 87 72 . . cdy Juneau 58 51 ,33 rn Kansas City 80 68 . . rn Las Vegas 103 72 . . clr Little Rock 88 69 . . cdy Los Angeles 82 67 . . cdy Louisville 84 68 .89 rn Marquette 72 50 .23 cdy Memphis 87 70 .01 cdy Miami 86 79 . . cdy Milwaukee 85 66 . . rn Mpls^St. P. 74 50 .20 cdy New Orleans 89 78 . . rn New York 82 69 . . cdy Okla. City 92 71 . . cdy Omaha 72 52 2.18 rn Orlando 91 75 . . cdy Philad'phia 82 68 . . cdy Phoenix 104 78 . . clr Pittsburgh 79 66 . rn P'llandOre. 78 50 ..clr P'tland Me. 67 60 . . cdy Rapid City 54 38 .01 rn Reno 73 33 . clr Richmond 86 67 . . cdy St. Louis 79 70 .36 rn Salt Lake 69 43 . . clr San Diego 74 67 cdy San Fran 86 55 . clr Seattle 71 53 . clr Spokane 62 47 . . clr Tampa 89 78 cdy Washington 83 73 . . cdy Hi— Previous day's high. Lo— This morning's low. Prc— Precipitation for 24 hours ending 8 a.m. today Eastern time. Otlk— Sky conditions outlook for today. BISHOP DROVE STEAM TRAIN WAKEFIELD, England (AP) — A steam locomotive on a preserved railway has been named "Eric Treacy" after the Bishop of Wakefield who is a railroad enthusiast. Dr. Treacy drove the steamer for five miles over the railway which runs over the North Yorkshire moors. 1 m m m 1 A SECTION of Arkansas Highway 19 south of Prescott was heavily damaged by flooding as a result of heavy rains recently. Repairs are expected to cost in excess of $70,000. LITTLE ROCK-Heavy rain and flooding in recent weeks have caused serious damage to many of the state's highways— especially in South Arkansas- according to Highway Director Henry Gray. The southern half of the state has been particularly hit hard, Gray said, noting that a major ice storm early this year in addition to Spring flooding in many areas has drastically cut into the Highway Department's maintenance funds. This year has been one of the worst in recent history in terms of flood damage to highways. Damage from Spring flooding, which was particularly bad in April, was estimated at approximately $2 million. It is still too early to estimate the amount of damage caused by heavy rain during the Labor Day weekend and the rain in South Arkansas that has fallen as a result of Hurricane Carmen. Gray said, however, that repairs to one section of Highway 19 south of Prescott, that was damaged Labor Day, will cost in excess of $70,000. Damage statewide will run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition to damage that is immediately apparent following a flash flood, there will be damage that may show up months later as a result of water that has soaked into roadbeds and weakened the facility. 1 m 11 m Hope man among 25 cited for leadership The Negro Community By Esther Hicks 777-3895 or 4474 Twenty-five Arkansas cities received Awards of Excellence for outstanding civic achievements in the past year, and 25 individuals received Exceptional Accomplishment Awards for community leadership at the annual Arkansas Community Development Awards luncheon at Little Rock Thursday afternoon. Individuals cited for community leadership include George T. Frazier, of Anderson- Frazier Insurance Co. of Hope. Governor Bumpers was the featured speaker at the awards ceremonies conducted in the Camelot Inn. Approximately 350 community leaders attended from throughout Arkansas. Awards of Excellence were presented to the following cities: Ashdown, Batesville, Beebe. Berryville, Blytheville, Camden, Caraway, Crossett, Fort Smith, Forrest City, Harrison, Hot Springs, Horatio. Imboden, Lonoke, Morrilton, Newport, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Searcy, Springdale, Stamps, Stuttgart, Van Buren, and Warren. Individuals cited for exceptional accomplishment in community leadership were: I.N. Arnof of McCroy, James W. Arnold of Magnolia, Miss Frances Beerstecher of Malvern, Dr. Shelby Breedlove of Fort Smith, Mrs. Betty Bumpers of Little Rock, Terry M. Clogston of Trumann, Eugene C. Cobb of Ashdown, Amos David of Imboden. George T. Frazier of Hope, William G. Frey of Jacksonville, Arthur B. Holiman, Jr., of Benton, Mrs. Maxine Huntsman of Bald Knob, Robert L. Jones of Beebe, John M. McGinnis of Crossett, Landers Morrow of Mena, Ned W. Moseley of Stuttgart, Leroy Harold Oakes of Ozark. Mrs. Verna P. Reitzammer of Arkansas City, Albert L. Rusher, Sr., of Brinkley, Mayor Fay E.. Sharp of Caraway, Frank G. Smith of Blytheville, Roy E. Snider, Jr., of Pine Bluff, C.R. Turner of Russellville, John Ward of Horatio and Gordon M. White of Helena. On behalf of the eight sponsors of ACDP, the awards were presented by H.L. Hembree of Fort Smith, president of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Executives, Arkansas Industrial Development Commission, Arkansas- Missouri Power Company, Arkansas Power & Light Company, Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company, Southwestern Electric Power Company and the University of Arkansas. Awards Day events also included a morning seminar on industrial and community developernnt. Hugh D. Keogh of Washington, D.C., director of international development, National Association of State Development Agencies, was the principal speaker. Other seminar speakers included State Representative Ivan W. Rose of Rogers; John 0. Hayter of Shreveport, La., vice president of Southwestern Electric Power Company; J.W. McCollum, Stuttgart businessman; William J. Tomlinson, Blytheville banker; Leslie F. Green, executive vice president of the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, and Joe Dildy of Uttle Rock, director of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission. LET'S REFLECT It's right to be contented with what you have but never with what you are.—Selected from Apples of Gold. CALENDAR OF EVENTS The Cotillion Club will meet •Friday, September 13 at the Hope Chamber of Commerce office at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Harvie Ellis, D.V.M. Director Division Veterinary of Public Health, Little Rock, Arkansas, will be guest speaker. He will show a film on Animal Bites and Rabies. There will be a question and answer period. Dr. H. Rogers of Pineview Animal Clinic, will make the presentation. The club members are asked to meet at 6:30 for a short business session. Anyone interested, is welcome to attend. Mrs. E.S. Conway, Club President, A city-wide musical will be presented at the Washington Temple Church of God in Christ September 14, at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. QUARTERLY CONFERENCE The Fourth Quarterly Conference will be held at Bethel A.M.E. Church Sunday, September 15. Rev. W.C. Montague, presiding Elder of the Prescott District is scheduled to preach at the 10:50 a.m. worship service. Dr. W.G, Wynn, pastor. COMING AND GOING Mrs. Cleopatro Washington Shaw, her daughters, Toinetta, and Y'Evette; also her sons Darryl, Kevin and Geoffrey, have returned to their home in Compton, California. Mrs. Shaw is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Washington of 817 North Graham street in Hope. They spent two weeks visiting with friend and relatives. Mrs. Shaw is employed as an Adoption Commissioner of the Y.W.C.A., city of Los Angeles, DECORATING PRICE GUIDE OTTAWA (AP) — When decorating a new home, keep the costs of furnishing between one- third and one-half the cost of the house, says the Consumers' Association of Canada. Obituaries ACORN protesting rates LITTLE ROCK (AP) - One hundred members and supporters of Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now say they will deduct $1 each from their electric bills and send the money to the state Public Service Commission to protest an increase in electric rates. ACORN officials said Wednesday that the $100 would be sent to protest a 1935 law that allowed Arkansas Power & Light Co. to start collecting higher electric rates under bond before the PSC hsld a public hearing. AP&L started charging new rates Sept. 1 Lo bring the utility aboui $36 million more revenue annually. "Last month, AP&L President Reeves Ritchie said that 'The buck always stops with these customer,'" Charles Rhodes, an ACORN member, said. "ACORN believes that it's time the customer got a chance to pass the buck." Rhodes said if PSC officials decide 10 send the $100 on to AP&L no penalty for incomplete payment would be charged, but Rhodes said he was ready to pay a penalty on his own bill, if required. Rhodes said checks had been received from labor officials, a Little Rock city director, three state legislators and chairmen of both the Republican and Democratic parties in Pulaski County. MRS. LELIA H. PARSONS Mrs. Lelia Head Parsons, 82, of Murfreesboro, Ark. died Wednesday at a Texarkana hospital. Mrs. Parsons was born November 22, 1891 near Pike City, Ark. and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include her husband, J. Daley Parsons of Murfreesboro; three brothers, Herman Head of Pike City, Joe Head of Little Rock, Ark. and Bo Head of Murfreesboro; four sisters, Mrs. Alpha Ferguson of Pallulah, Ua., Mrs. Willie Greenlee of Dallas, Tex., Mrs. Wilma Gardener of Pike City, Ark. and Mrs. Nobia Green of Murfreesboro. Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Assembly of God Church in Murfreesboro Cemetery. ORE WY S.JORDAN Drewey S. Jordan, 87, of Prescott, Ark. died Wednesday morning in a Prescott hospital. He is survived by his wife Rachel Overstreet Jordan of Prescott and one sister, Miss Agnes Jordan of White Bluff, Tenn. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the First Methodist Church of Prescott with the Rev. Charles Walthall and the Rev. Jerry Westmoreland officiating. Burial was in DeAhn Cemetery by Cornish Funeral Home. LAWRENCE WHITEHEAD Lawrence Whitehead of Hope, Route 1 died early Thursday in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hernrton Funeral Home. INFANT ROBIN PLUMLEY Infant Robin Elizabeth Plumley died shortly after birth at the Lafayette County Hospital Tuesday night. Funeral services were graveside at 10 a.m. Thursday at Knight's County on Highway 29 near Hope, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Stamps. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Plumley of Lewisville; a brother, Tommie Plumley, and a sister, Shannon Plumley, both of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lantis Plumley of Lewisville; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bobo of Lewisville; paternal great- grandparents, Mrs. Pansy Plumley of Hope and Mrs. Mae Sinclair of Lewisville; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Bobo of Rt. 1, Patmos, and Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Taylor of Hope. AlfAround Town .gy the Stif Stiff- Mrs. Dorothy Weisenberger, local folk artist, received a $50 check today from the Cossatot Arts it Crafts Show. She was awarded first place in Folk division by four judges with her painting entitled "Making Cider." Mrs. Weisenberger was selected last November as one of the top ten folk artists from the State of Arkansas by a New Mexico folk artist judge. Danny Rankin, Supervisor at Old Pioneer Washington, called to remind the public that the entire city limits of Washington is a state park and no hunting of any kind, nor discharging of any firearms, is allowed.: Comer Boyett, local coin collector, heard that the bank was short of pennies, so he gathered up his quarter sized old 1800 pennies and brought them to the bank, only to find that they refused to pay what he asked for them. He has an 1818 penny which is $3.75; 1831, $4; 1834, $8.50; 1854,$8.54; and 1855, $17.55. Parents are reminded that school insurance may be purchased at the school your child attends. All parents are urged to take full advantage of this insurance. This insurance will be available until Friday, September 20. The University of Arkansas has received $1,800 from the Potlatch Foundation for Higher Education of San Francisco to cover scholarships of $600 each to three U of A students. Receiving the scholarships are Jack Tomlin of Bluff City (Nevada County), Ann Hart Buckley of Clarendon, and Stephanie Woodard of Warren. Youth of the First Christian Church will sponsor a chicken- spaghetti supper Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Will V. Rutherford, super, visor of Adult Education Programs with the Hope School District, announced plans for a G.E.D. night class organiza< tional meeting to be held at Red River Vocational Technical School Monday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. Persons interested In enrolling in the G.E.D. classes (high school equivalency) must be at least 18 and must have been' out of school for one year or more. Students completing the 120 hours of classroom instruction will be given the G.E.D. test, For more information, contact Jewel Anderson at the school, phone 777-5722. Anyone knowing the mail addresses for the following members of the 1954 graduating class of Hope High School: Charles Atkerson, Judy Wheelington, Buddy Mosley, Fred Cave and Bill Drake, are asked to contact either Mrs. Charlotte Wilson Neville (7776500) or Mrs. Emilie Elder Prescott (777-6847). Royce Pendergrass, Red River Vo-Tech is giving a plea for old Fair pictures to be run in the paper before the Third District Fair. Please call him at the School or take by to him as soon as possible. The drawing held recently at Red River Vocational Technical School for 100 gallons of gasoline and a smoked turkey netted $2,388.45 for the family of little Tracy Tullis. W.C. Beebe of Hope won the gasoline, and Joe Jones also'of Hope, won the smoked turkey. Proceeds from the drawing will help pay some of the medical expenses incurred by Tracy, who has been ill since birth. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Tullis of Hope. Labor urges change in tight money policy WASHINGTON (AP) - Labor leaders at President Ford's second economic mini-summit called almost unanimously for an end to tight money policies which have pushed interest rates to record highs. The labor leaders echoed on Wednesday the thoughts expressed by a panel of economists at the first mini-summit Sept. 5. But a change in tight money policies has been resisted by administration officials. The labor leaders also charged that the government's anti-inflation policies are not working and may plunge the country into a severe recession with high unemployment. At the start of the conference, Ford announced an effort to reduce unemployment by creating 85,000 new public jobs. Ford said he will speed up the spending of $415 million in funds already set aside for jobs to be created in state and local governments. He said another $1.3 billion will be available to local governments for manpower programs. The President said a close watch will be kept on unemployment and the government will "act with compassion" if it gets out of hand. About 5.4 per cent of the work force is unemployed now. "We will not permit the burden of necessary economic restraint to fall on those members of society least able to bear the costs," Ford said. George Meany, head of the 13.5-rnilUon member AFL-CIO, complimented Ford for being willing to listen and called for "new thinking, new ideas and new directions." "We've been going downhill for 5Vi years under the present economic policies we have right at this minute," Meany said. "We believe that budget cuts, high interest rates and tight money supply are not going to work in today's inflation." In other economic developments Wednesday: —State utility commissioners were urged by federal officials to speed rate increases for electric power companies. —The Agriculture Department said August rains have helped the corn crop slightly but officials continued to predict higher food prices this year. —A Senate committee recommended that the full Senate overturn Ford's three-month delay of a pay hike for 3.5 million federal employes. —House Speaker Carl Albert called on Ford to act promply with executive powers to ease economic problems and not to delay asking Congress for any added authority he needs. Judge to order negotiations in Toy Co, strike FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) A federal judge said Wednesday he would order officials of the Wolverine Toy Co. at Booneville and Local 590 of the Allied Industrial Workers of America to agree to negotiate any grievances. About 180 employes walked out on an unauthorized strike at the plant last week, citing poor working conditions. Judge John E. Miller of U.S. District Court granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the strike at the request of Wolverine officials. A hearing for a preliminary injunction against the union had been scheduled for Wednesday, but Miller said attorneys for both sides had "finalized an agreement Tuesday." It was only by the Grace of God and the Prayers of our many friends that the family of Cecil R. McCorkle was able to go through this dark how of bereavement. Thanks to our many friends of Hope and Unity Baptist Church for Qi« many flowers, cards and other assistance. A special thanks to Dr. McKenzie. May God bless each of you. Lucille, Wendel, Sandra & Mike McCorkle

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