Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 13, 1974 · Page 10
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, September 13, 1974
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(ARK.) StAK Friday, September 13, 19)4 Farm groups are told to expect rough going CHICAGO (AP) - Rep. W. R. Poage summed up what v,-as ofi the mi/ids oi many attending a White House-sponsored farm and food conference to seek an- stters oil inflation: things are going to get rougher before they get better, "The farmer and the laborer, as well as the manufacturer, must be willing to accept some rough going if we are going to stop inflation, and if we don't TOSSING his hat in the political rin£ again, former Democratic Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota announced he will head a new third political party created to offer voters "a broader presidential choice than that of the Republican or Democratic parties." stop it, we will surely all go down together," the Texas Democrat, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, said Thursday nifiht. The conference, which drew some (50 delegates, ends today after summary reports on causes and proposed cures for the troubled economy. They will be considered by a White House summit meeting on inflation Sept. 27-28. Poage said Americans suffer from a philosophy he said originated with labor unions calling for equal pay regardless of pro- 1 ductivity. Other speakers, including Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz, said the federal government will have to cut spending before farmers and consumers see improvements. The session came hours after the I.abor Department announced the wholesale price index soared 3.9 per cent in August, including a big gain for farm and food products. Don F. Magdanz, of Omaha, Neb., representing the National Livestock Feeders association said top priority should be given by the administration and Congress to balancing the federal budget, but he said he did not believe it would done. Jerry Rees, an official of the National Association of Wheat Growers, said he hoped "they don't try to cure all the problems of inflation" by cracking down on agriculture and forcing down farm prices. Sen. Walter Huddleston, D- Ky., said export controls on farm products are not the way to make more food available. "We are concerned and frankly scared of any export program that would jeopardize long-term sales" of farm products and thus contribute to reduced income for producers, Huddleston said. William J. Kuhfuss, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said in a paper submitted today that federal deficit spending is "the root cause of inflation" and that the administration should move decisively to assure Americans something will be done about it. But Tony T. Dechant, president of the National Farmers Union, advocated stepped-up government programs to provide jobs, reduce taxes for lower-income people, improve credit and strengthen social security, welfare and federal food programs. He also said the government should offer farmers higher price support guarantees. CHASTISING the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Chicago, Sen. Edward ML Kennedy accused delegates of being "narrow" for their opposition to President Ford's proposal for conditional amnesty to draft resistors. Miriam Young LAKE KATONAH, N.Y. (AP) — Miriam Young, 62, author of the book "Mother Wore Tights" which was made into one of the first musical movies, died Wednesday of cancer at her home. The book, filmed in 1947, was based on the vaudeville ca reers of Mrs. Young's parents. Retired engineer now headed for priesthood By GRAHAM HEATHCOTE LONDON (AP) — Nigel Bourne is on his way to becoming a Roman Catholic priest. He's 67. The retired English civil engineer says there is nothing extraordinary about it and that some even older men are studying for the priesthood. The college they go to is the Beda in Rome, which specializes in training older vocations. Beda students must be at least 24-25 years old and they normally have had other careers. Bourne chatted between sessions of the convention here of Serra, the Chicago-based international organization of Roman Catholic laity that fosters recruiting for the priesthood. Bourne was ordained a deacon at the closing session. He hopes to be ordained a priest in Rome next Easter Monday. He has had four children who have given him 18 grandchildren. A much-traveled man, he has worked in Malaysia, Singapore and Borneo on construction projects and was in Spain during the Civil War before World War II. He speaks fluent Spanish. He lost his wife nine years ago when he was 58. He worked for two more years and then retired. He said: "I had been doing voluntary work for Serra and I started to think I might recruit myself. I thought 'I have the experience which can be useful in helping people to try to get through this world.' Bishop Charles Grant of Northampton agreed to take me on. After my final ordination I will be assistant to a priest, who will certainly be younger than me. After that I hope to get a country parish for my old age. I have sold my flat in London and I will go where the Church sends me." Bourne has spent three years at the Beda College, founded in 1852, and he will stay there until next Easter. Older men have to cram into four years the six- year course which is the minimum for young aspirants to the priesthood. The first two years they study philosophy and theology and the last two theology only. These subjects embrace liturgy, which is the form of worship; dogmatic theology, which is what theologians find out in their research and which is based on biblical studies; andhomiletics, how to preach. T h e Serra organization, founded in Seattle, Wash., in 1934 by a group of businessmen, is named after the Franciscan missionary from Majorca, Father Junipero Serra, who travelled to Mexico with Spanish troops in 1769 and evangelized California. Serra today has 330 clubs in 32 countries. Every year insects and disease nullify about a fifth of the United States's timber growth and fire sweeps some three million acres, National Geographic says Chenault draws death penalty for 2 Atlanta church slayings TEXAS-SIZE ARTILLERY—Although ail the guns in the Six Flags "Fun Guns" show may not be this big, they're equally outlandish. This "weapon", fashioned from the head of a steer, is called the Cattleman's Special. It's just one of many in the collection of "Fun games" on display in the Dry Gulch Theater at Six Flags Over Texas. Ford raises price of new cars DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has followed the trend set by General Motors and Chrysler and announced price increases on 1975 models averaging about $389 per vehicle. Ford Vice President John B. Naughton said in announcing the increases on Thursday that Ford couldn't afford not to raise prices. "Today's increases are mainly the result of inflation. The actual increase is substantially less than the amount required to achieve full cost recovery." he said. Naughton said the cost of building a car has averaged an added $950 per unit since October, 1972. Ford has already made up $400 of that in previous price increases. Ford's increase for cars — an average $370 — was smaller than those scheduled by GM and Chrysler, but previous Ford increases left cthe Big Three competitive in most models. Ford has the lowest-priced compact of the Big Three, the Maverick listing at $3,025, compared to the Chevrolet Nova at a3,218, with the Plymouth Duster a bit higher. Ford's subcompact Pinto listing at $2,835 compares to the Chevrolet Vega at $2,800. American Motors' Gremlin is expected to run about $2,800 also when its 1975 model debuts in November. Big Three autos are on sale now. The Chevrolet Impala, the top-selling auto in America, is listed at $4,561, while the competitive standard Ford lists at $4,656. All prices are without state and local taxes, delivery charges and options. A 4 per cent sales tax will add $160 to a $4,00p car, and delivery charges are expected to range near $100. ATLANTA,.Ga. (AP) — Marcus Wayne Chenault, who applauded and blew kisses to the jury which convicted him, faces the death sentence for the slayings of Mrs. Martin Luther King Sr. and a church deacon. "My name is Servant Jacob, I was ordered here by my God, my Father and my Master," Chenault told the court after the judge set Nov. 8 for the execution. A jury which included four blacks deliberated little more than an hour Thursday before convicting Chenault, who is black, of the shooting deaths of Mrs. King, 70, and deacon Edward Boykin, 69, in historic Ebenezer Baptist Church last June. The jurors deliberated only 40 minutes before returning two death sentences. Chenault was also sentenced to 10 years in prison for the wounding of a woman member of the congregation. Chenault's attorney, Randy Bacole, said he will appeal. Under Georgia law, a review of a death sentence by the Georgia Supreme Court is automatic. As the verdict was read, Chenault, a small, boyish-faced man with bulging eyes, continued the conduct which had marked his trial. He blew kisses at the jury and silently clapped his hands at their verdict. His parents stared at him in disbelief from the front row of the crowded courtroom. Later, as his lawyer argued for mercy, Chenault trembled, • his face contorted, feigning the.., spasms of death in the electric chair. His mother, Mrs. Marcus Chenault of Dayton, Ohio, burst into tears. Chenault, a student at Ohio Air search State University, contended he was innocent by reason of insanity. His attorneys claimed he was obsessed with hatred of "black leaders, white people" and felt he was "ordained by God to come down and commit these acts." Mrs. King, mother of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., was playing "The Lord's Prayer" on the organ on June 30 when Chenault, witnesses said, leaped on a pew, fired at her twice and then at random among the congregation. King Sr., contacted at home, declined comment. "I'm just glad it's over," he said. His wife would have been 71 today. Officials say Hughes helped finance probe Black Kats 6 s wing' on the 13th i 8 resumed NEWARK, Ohio (AP) There's a dining room here this Friday the 13th that's cluttered with open umbrellas, cardboard skeletons, ladders waiting to be walked under and mirrors begging to be broken. All are the property of the Black Kats, 13 World War I veterans who for 32 years have been using each Friday the 13th as an excuse to throw a party while throwing superstition out the window. The Black Kats were formed in 1942 by American legionnaires who wanted an excuse to get together to tempt fate and have a good time in the process. "We laugh at superstition," brags a member. Smokers in the club light three cigarettes on one match, violating a prime shibboleth of the 1914-1918 trench war — a sniper could nail you by the time three lights had been completed. The Kals are limited to — of course — 13 members at one time. They must be World War I veterans and members of the American Legion. There are five original members left. The current members range in age from 78 to 85. There care no officers, no dues, no business to conduct and no meetings except on Friday the 13th, when attendance -is mandatory. An nuhex^'use absence means automatic loss of membership. "It's just a matter of getting together and having fun," says Bert R.J. Hassell ROCKFORD, 111. (AP) — Aviator Bert R.J. "Fish" Hassell, 80, who tried in 1928 to reach Europe by crossing the polar ice cap, died Thursday. He and co-pilot Parker D. "Shorty" Cramer made it as far as Greenland in their pioneering attempt to fly over the top of the world. Edith Hills Coogler ATLANTA (AP) — Edith Hills Coogler, 56, women's editor of the Atlanta Journal, died Thursday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. She had written a column for the paper since 1957. The circumference of the earth across the equator has been estimated at 24,894 miles. John W. Sachs, 82, one of the original members. The evening begins with each .'man passing under an open .'step ladder. Then it's time to ',ej:channe war stories over a •^'dinner of Steak'and seafbod'ili : ' f a dining room at a local bowl\ ing alley. As the beer flows and the tales get taller, the atmosphere becomes unfit for all but the true nonbeliever. When the mood is right, a mirror is wantonly smashed and each member gets a piece to autograph as a souvenir. The lucky 13 must be doing something right. Sachs says he has no recollection of any members suffering any bad luck on the supposedly dangerous day. STILWELL, Okla. (AP) — A search for a single-engine plane which crashed southeast of here Thursday evening was discontinued late Thursday night. But the Highway Patrol said the searcfy, would ; resume at ' daybreak and that officers' from Adair County would remain overnight in the area where the plane is believed to be down. Details of the crash were sketchy because the patrol had not reached the crash sight before dropping the search Thursday night. The highway patrol said the search was suspended late Thursday night but officers from Adair County remained overnight in the area. WASHINGTON (AP) — A Howard Hughes corporation helped finance an undercover investigation by federal drug agents at one of the billionaire's Las Vegas hotels, the Drug Enforcement Administration acknowledges. The Hughes-owned Summa Corp. supplied $20,000 in February 1973 to support two Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs undercover agents as they gambled at Hughes' Frontier Hotel in an effort to infiltrate a suspected drug ring, federal officials said in response to questions Thursday. The money was furnished under an agreement between the bureau and a private detective agency known as Intertel which provided security for Hughes' Las Vegas hotels, according to George B. Brosan, acting chief inspector for the drug agency. Brosan emphasized that the so-called Operation Silver Dollar took place several months before the Drug Enforcement Administration was created in July, 1973, as a successor to the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and other federal drug programs. "I certainly wouldn't approve of such an operation, and I know (Drug Enforcement Administrator John R.) Bartels wouldn't," Brosan said. "It's bad for the government to be asking favors from anybody that owns gambling casinos ... all the more because it's Hughes." The operation came to light as part of a continuing probe by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations into what a spokesman termed "the extent to which private individuals and firms have penetrated the federal bureaucracy to extract favors and assistance." Earlier, the Senate investigators discovered that fugitive financier Robert L. Vesco paid $3,000 to have his quarters searched by federal drug agents for hidden electronic bugging devices. AND RUNNING BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) A streaker plunged inadvertently through a locked plate glass door during a dash through an ice cream parlor here. He was apparently unhurt and jumped into a waiting car afterward, Broome County sheriff's deputies said. He later called the ice cream stand and offered to pay for the $120 in damage. Meanwhile, 15 customers in the store went on licking their ice cream cones. DO! 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