Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 13, 1974 · Page 7
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, September 13, 1974
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Friday, September 13, 1974 MOPE UttK.) StAR Three models in the Apollo line WASHINGTON (At 5 ) - President Ford will attend ifi* auguration ceremonies for new officers of the Washington Press Club next Wednesday, a White House spokesman says.. Ron Sarro, assistant national editor of the Washington Star- News, is the new press club president. Earlier in the afternoon, the President will speak to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. SOVICILLE, Italy (AP) — J. Paul Getty III, the 18-year-old grandson of the American oil billionaire, has married a German woman. Getty and Martine Zacher, 24, were married on Thursday in the city hall of this small central Italian town south of Siena. Young Getty became the subject of international attention in July 1973 when he was abducted while on the way to Miss Zacher's house in Rome. He was released five months later when his family paid a reported ransom of $2.7 million. CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — Pope Paul IV has received Terence Cardinal Cooke of New York and Archbishop William D. Borders of Baltimore. The American Catholic church leaders met with the pope in separate audiences at his summer residence here on Thursday. TOKYO (AP) - Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka left today for a two-week swing through the United States and three other countries in the Western Hemisphere to promote closer economic and cultural ties. He will visit Mexico today through Sunday, Brazil Sept. 16-20, the United States Sept. 21 and Canada Sept. w3-26. In Washington, Tanaka will have a summit meeting with President Ford, then go to Canada for talks with Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. WYNNE, Ark. (AP) - Samuel Odell Davis of Round Pond in St. Francis County was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the Dec. 17 death of Boyd Angus, 60, of McCrory. Davis was sentenced in Cross County Circuit Court to life imprisonment without parole. Angus, a night watchman at Halstead Industries here, disappeared while he was workine the 3 to 11p.m. shift. His body was found in a drainage ditch by some children on their way to school the next morning. Angus had been shot and his skull was fractured. LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Dale Bumpers repeated his support Thursday for the Public Building Authority's proposed $75 million Capitol building project and said it could withstand a legal test. Bumpers made the remarks after state Rep. Thomas E. Sparks of Fordyce announced he would file suit to stop the project, which he called open ended with regard to cost. "I don't think it is open ended," Bumpers said. "I don't think the PBA would abuse its authority and the commitment made to me and the Legislative Council." TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) Mayor Jack Trigg of Texarkana said that in view of a ruling in Little Rock this week he would ask the city Board of Directors to reconsider the residency requirement for city em- ployes. City employes now are required to. live within five miles of city hall and that is one of the things that led to picketing of city hall by firemen. Judge Warren Wood of Pulaski County Circuit Court nuli- fied a rule adopted by the Little Rock Civil Service Commission which said any policeman or fireman with the rank of captain or higher had to be a resident of the city. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Two Little Rock teen-agers appealed their first-degree murder convictions and life sentences to the Arkansas Supreme Court Thursday. Wade Earl Stewart and Tommy Lee McGhee, both 17, were convicted in Pulaski County Circuit Court in the shooting of Nicholas G. Papadopolos, 25. Judge directs bribery charge against Williams be dismissed 3 persons nabbed in smut raids LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A quantity of allegedly pornographic books and films was seized Thursday by local police who arrested three persons in the raids. Raided were King's House Book Shop and Adult Cinema at 9213-15 Arch St. and Books Ltd. No. 1 at 4400 Asher Ave. The three persons — two of whom are employes at King's House and one at Books Ltd. — were arrested on warrants charging them with violation of state statutes prohibiting the sale or exhibition of obscene films or literature. Their names were withheld pending the filing of formal charges. Agents of the State Police, the Little Rock police organized crime and intelligence and vice unit and the Pulaski County prosecutor's office executed search and seizure warrants at both businesses. The warrants were authorized by Judge Joel C. Cole of North Little .Rock Municipal Court. The agents seized magazines, 8-and 16-millimeter movies and "peep-show" films that had been judged obscene by Cole in a preliminary judicial review. Five "peep show" machines also were impounded because employes did not have keys to the compartments containing the film. Most of the books and films had been named specifically in affidavits filed before Cole showing probable cause for a search and seizure warrant. The merchandise was purchased during the summer by undercover agents. Cole accompanied the police on the raids and viewed films in the 25-cent "peep show" machines before making a preliminary ruling that they also were obscene and authorizing seizure warrants. In view of recent Arkansas Supreme Court decisions upholding state obscenity laws, Pros. Atty. Lee Munson of Little Rock said, "We arc on firm ground." Munson said a move was planned to write legislation in Arkansas including adult bookstores and cinemas in laws that allow the closing of certain businesses as public niu'sanccs. That is not constitutional now and neither business was padlocked. Dad's Night discussed by Boosters The Hope Boosters Club held its regular meeting in the Hope High School Library Tuesday night. Plans were discussed for the annual Dad's Night and the club-sponsored chili supper. Coach Stanton gave a scourting report on the Bobcats' next oponent, the Prescott Curley Wolves. Those present then viewed the film of the Hope- Ashdown game with Coach Hutson commenting an the various plays. Their next meeting will It- held at 7:30 p.m Tuesday in the new library A film of the Prescott-Hope game will be shown. All interested peouns and parents of the Bobcats art- urged to attend. Buick gives details on Apollo, Skyhawk FLINT, Mich. — Buick today released details of two of the small cars it will market in 1975, the compact Apollo sedan and the sub-compact Skyhawk. The Skyhawk, an all-new entry in the Buick line, is a four- passenger luxury sport coupe and is the smallest car to carry the Buick nameplate in more than 60 years. "The introduction of the Skyhawk is the initial step in broadening Buick's image to include small, exciting cars as well as family-size and luxury models," said George R. Elges, general manager of Buick and vice president of General' Motors. Weighing in at under 3,000 pounds and standing slightly more than four feet high, the Skyhawk is mounted on a 97- inch wheelbase and has an overall length of 15 feet—179.3 inches to be exact. It is powered by Buick's new V-6 engine which develops 110 brake horsepower, combining Pathologist testifies in murder trial SHERIDAN, Ark. (AP) Dr. Ix)uis Singleton of Little Rock, a state-employedpatholo- gist, testified in the first-degree murder trial of Travis L. B. Wilson Thursday that a woman Wilson is accused of killing suffered 37 stab wounds to the chest and a slashed throat. Wilson, 19, of Redfield in Jefferson County is accused of murdering Jewel Dean McKown, 19, of near Sheridan in the early hours of July 5. Miss McKown's partially clothed body was found outside her mobile home 10 miles north of Sheridan at the Cane Creek community. Wilson, who had been a guest in the woman's trailer the night she was killed, was arrested at a bus station at Amarillo, Tex., about 12 hours after the woman's body was found. The jury of 11 raen and one woman was empaneled, and most of the state's case was presented Thursday, the first day of the trial. The slaying has been described by Grant County authorities as one of the most brutal to occur here. An overflow crowd of about 200 persons heard the first day of testimony. Child education plan endorsed LITTLE HOCK ( AP) - Gov. Dale Bumpers issued a statement Thursday strongly endorsing a proposed state plan for expanding and coordinating services for pre-si'hool children. The plan wa;-. prepared bv the state Office of Early Childhood Planning, which Bumpers created by executive order last >ear It calls tut the legislature to i .labush a permanent Office for (luldran in the state Education Department to coordinate planning for pre -school programs for eh.ildren across the at.llf both performance and economy in the same small package. The compact Apollo sedan has a new six-window roofline with an European flair, giving it a completely new appearance. The front end styling features a full-width grille with wrap-around park and turn lamps, and the rear design has a squared-off decklid, cleanly tailored with large horizontal taillamps and a new bumper. The Apollo is mounted on a 111-inch wheelbase and is 200 inches long, 20 inches longer than the Skyhawk. It is powered by an L-6 engine with a choice of either a 260 or 350 cubic inch V-8 as an option. The racy styling of the Skyhawk features wide roof pillars, a long, sloping hatchback with a full-width rear window and wrap-around taillamps. In the front, the hood slopes gently forward between the fenders which house the spectacular new, dual, rectangular headlamps. , . Highback bucket seats are standard and there is a choice of 11 cloth, vinyl or leather trims. Both the Apollo and Skyhawk incorporate many of the safety features of Buick's bigger models, including side-guard door beams, telescoping steering column and energy- absorbing bumpers, and like all Buick models for 1975 have front disc brakes, steel-belted radial ply tires and a high energy ignition system. By the Associated Press A special judge has directed that the bribery charge against Wayne R. Williams of Afka* delphia be dismissed on the ground that a second trial would place the attorney in double jeopardy. Special Circuit Court Judge Warren E. Wood of Little Rock had scheduled a hearing for today in Clark County Circuit Court on Williams' motion to dismiss the charge, but decided to go ahead and issue the order Thursday. Wood said he reached his decision after studying the trial transcript, motions and other documents which had been filed in the case. Williams had cited the double jeopardy grounds in his motion on July 15 — less than one month after his trial on the charge ended in a hung jury in Clark County Circuit Court June 28. Special Judge Maupin Cummings of Fayetteville, originally assigned to preside in the case, discharged a jury despite pleas by the jurors for more time to deliberate. The panel had reported it was divided 11-1 for Williams' acquittal. The dismissal motion also asked for a new judge to handle the case, contending that Cummings was prejudiced against Williams. Two days after the motion to dismiss was filed, the Arkansas Supreme Court assigned Wood to replace Cummings. Both 8th Circuit Court judges, John W. Goodson of Texarkana and Otis Turner of Arkadelphia, had previously disqualified themselves from hearing the case. In his ruling Thursday, Wood cited an Arkansas Supreme Court decision made several years ago. That decision said, in part, "When the jury is finally sworn to try the case, jeopardy has attached to the accused; and when, without the consent of the defendant, express or implied, the jury is discharged before the case is completed, then the constitutional right against double jeopardy may be invoked, except only in cases of overruling necessity." Wood said the Supreme Court opinion went on to cite several cases illustrating the term "overruling necessity." The special judge added in his opinion, "None of these cited cases involve a situation such as presented in this case. "With these legal principles in mind, I have carefully examined the pertinent record and have concluded no overruling necessity existed for the discharge of the jury," Wood said. "1 recognize that Cummings was in a foreign jurisdiction; that he was physically and mentally exhausted and his patience had been thoroughly tested." Wood's opinion noted that the record of the Williams trial revealed the jury after no more than two hours of deliberation informed the court that a verdict was forthcoming, but that Cummings then announced "I am tired," and discharged the panel. The opinion also said Cummings, in a letter written July 4 to Clark County Circuit Court Clerk Billy Williams, said he had become alarmed at a sudden pain in his chest during the trial, adding that he drove to Hot Springs to see a doctor after discharging the jury. Although he could not find the doctor, Cummings said he felt better the next day and returned to Fayetteville, the opinion. "We must not second-guess Judge Cummings as to his alarm over the cheat pain, but without reviewing his action in retrospect we must also point out the alternative to a mistrial that is, an overnight recess," Wood said. In addition, the opinion said, Cummings entered an order July 10, setting out other reasons for declaring a mistrial, including statements that he thought he had erred in some rulings concerning the admissibility of evidence and in instructions given to the jury. Wood said that in order to discharge the jury before a verdict is reached without justifying a later plea of double jeopardy, the circumstances "must be forceful and compelling, and must be in the nature of a cause or emergency over which neither the court or attorneys has control, or which could not have been averted by diligence and care." Quoting from American Jurisprudence, Wood added, "...The required degree of necessity has been said not to result from an error of law committed by the trial judge or the judges' fear that there is reversible error, in the record." Wood's opinion, filed Thursday in Clark County Circuit Court, directs Williams' attorney, Boyd Tackett ST. of Texarkana, to draw up a formal order dismissing the charges for the judge to sign. Williams and Travis Mathis of Arkadelphia, the former Clark County deputy prosecutor, were both indicted for bribery by a Clark County Grand Jury last November. The indictments alleged that Williams accepted a $5,000 pay- KXAR KOLUMN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL & FEATURES SAMPLE SCHEDULE- 7:30 P.M. 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Kirby of Pulaski County Circuit Court granted the defense's motion for postponement. Kirby scheduled the four false pretense charges for his March 1975 arraignment. WOW! LOOK AT ABC NOW! KODIAK NEW TONIGHT! Cal"Kodiak" McKay tracks a murderer through the untamed wilderness of Alaska! Clint Walker stars. • It The Six Million Dollar Man NEW SEASON! Steve Austin races time to disarm anatomic bomb and rescue a scientist. Lee Majors stars and Carol Lawrence guests, . . ,, 7S3O The Texas Wheelers NEW TONIGHT! How does a motherless family handle a lovable father whose idea of work is filling out an application for welfare? Jack Elam stars. 8:30 NEW TONIGHT! Kolchak investigates a series of gangland killings masterminded by an avenging zombie crime boss. Darren McGavin stars. 9:OO TONIGHT TELEVISION THREE KTBS SH8EVEPORT

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