Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 14, 1974 · Page 1
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the Ed/for soys: It's a switch: What some voters want is Representation without Taxation. Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn With Other Editors Nothing Wrong With Nostalgia Nostalgia is popular these days. It's the newest fad. The recent past is promoted and exploited, packaged and sold. The problem is that the medium doesn't match the message. Nostalgia is best found within each individual. It is a quiet and personal thing. When an attempt is made to commercialize that feeling, there is always the danger of striking a false note. How do you hard sell a porch swing? When people look back fondly, they usually recall the pleasant, leisurely moments. They think of the elders chatting on the front porch in the evening while the youngsters chased fireflies. They recall the outing when papa caught perch and cooked them over charcoal in a bucket and everyone sang songs on the way home. In retrospect, the little, loving incidents are what we like to replay in our memories. There certainly is nothing wrong or weak about being nostalgic. The past is the foundation upon which we have built out lives. And when we look back, we are seeking the support and guidance needed to face today's problems. If we can recall fondly the days of the Depression, we can handle that which we will face tomorrow. Perhaps we should be concerned with the nostalgia of the future, the difference between plastic and personal. In our hectic existence, we must take the time to create the little, living incidents that we will need for strength as time passes, that our children will be able to look bad- upon for guidance. -Houston (Tex.) Chronicle Arkadelphia physician is reprimanded Hempstead County- of the Bowie Knife Star VOL. 75—No. 285 —6 Pages Member of the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features HOPE, ARKANSAS SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 14. 1074 Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending March 31,1974—4,080 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICE lOc Mormon temples reserved for sacred ordinances only WASHINGTON (AP) - Unlike ordinary churches, the n e wl y completed Mormon temple here is not a place for regular Sabbath worship. In fact, it and the 15 other Mormon temples around the world are kept closed on Sundays. The rites held within them are special, singular events for the participants, distinctively observed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). "Temples are not public houses of worship," points out the Church president, Spencer W. Kimball, in connection with completion ceremonies at the majestic, white-marble edifice this week. "Temples are for sacred ordinances." These ordinances are considered so sacred that once a Mormon temple is formally dedicated for use, as the new $15- million structure will be in November, only faithful Mormons'- I those approved by their bishop — may enter. "It's not a matter of secrecy," says Gordon B. Hinckley, a member of the Church's rul- ing Council of 12. "It's a matter of sanctity." Like other Christians, Mormons have their open weekly worship services in neighborhood meeting houses — called wards — but the temple is reserved for exceptional rituals. , It is considered the "House of the Lord," a sancturary for the holy. Even prior to dedication, the current seven weeks of tours by visitors are conducted as "silent tours," in a mood of reverence. Once regular functioning of the temple beings, all those admitted to take part must first change to white clothing, the substitute garments being provided in an elaborate area for clothing issue, dressing rooms and lockers. The white garb, regarded a symbol of purity, matches the whiteness of the walls, the crystaline sparkle of the chandeliers and the luminescence of indirect lighting that prevails through the interiors. The Washington temple, the first in the eastern United States, is the scene for three special ceremonies intended to fit participants for heaven. Among them are marriages for "time and all eternity," which differs from ordinary marriages in which couples pledge themselves "until death do us part." "There's a built-in decree of divorcement in ordinary marriages," observed Jerry P. Cahill, a Church communication officer, in leading this reporter through the seven stories of handsomely appointed rooms. But temple marriages, he added "last beyond death." Another exclusive service involves proxy baptisms in which members are baptized in behalf of departed ancestors, which is regarded as making it possible for them to choose eternity in heaven. The immersions are in a large metal pool on the first floor. Another temple rite, called the "endowment," is a session of special instruction in which members make special comm i t m e n t s to uphold the Church's teachings. Terrorists, officials continue negotiations August traffic toll: 50 The Arkansas State Police in its monthly statistical review reported that 50 persons died in traffic accidents during the month of August. According to State Police figures, this is a decrease of 12 deaths over the same time period a year ago. Captain Milton Mosier, district commander of the Hope district for the Arkansas State Police, said that 9 persons died during the month of August on Arkansas highways in the Hope district. Counties in the district recording deaths were Sevier 4, Miller 3, and Clark and Hempstead 1 each. Howard, Lafayette Little River, Nevada, and Pike were free of traffic fatalities during the reporting' period. Captain Mosier said troopers in the 9 county area investigated 94 accidents. Clark county experienced the highest accident rate during August recording 19 accidents, followed by Hempstead 16, Nevada and Sevier 12 each, Lafayette and Little River 9 each, Howard and Miller 7 each, and Pike 3. The report indicated that speed was the leading cause in the accidents followed by inattention and failure to yield right of way. The 50 traffic deaths during August occurred in 43 collisions. Statewide troopers investigated 1161 accidents during August. —Hope (Ark.) Star photo Mrs. Fred Formby. regent of the John Cain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, looks on as Mayor Sara Strong, Jr. signs a proclamation designating the week of September 17-23 as "Constitution Week." Pharmacists to hold District meet Sept 18 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The suite Medical Board reprimanded Dr. Curtis E. Stover of Arkadelphia Friday for "sophisticated advertising" in giving an interview for newspaper articles which said he regularly gave abortions. The articles appeared in the Hoi Springs New Era and the Hoi Springs Sentinel-Record under the byline of John Wallworth, who said he initiated contacts with Stover about the interview. Stover told the board he did not want to grant the interview, but "look the easy way out — I [wsiponed him," but then agreed to meet with Wallworth only to try to talk him out of writing an article. Then, Stover testified, he agreed to give the interview after Wallworth agreed not to use his name. Stover's name was used in the article. Wallworth said the doctor did not ask that his name be omitted until after the interview. Wallworth said he did not promise not to use Stover's name. The articles discussed procedures allegedly followed by Stover, the price he charges, and other details about his practice. Local man is stabbed to death Charles Lee, 39, of Hope, was reported slabbed to death at 3:15 a.m. Saturday at 106 S. Fulton Street. An unidentified woman was questioned in connection with the incident. The county sheriff's office, and city police, investigated. No details of the case were being released early Saturday. State Forecast ARKANSAS: Occasional rain south ending by tonight. A little warmer Sunday. Highs upper 60s north to low 70s southm Lows upper 40s to near 60. Wet payment can be dangerous LITTLE ROCK — Highway Director Henry Gray reminded motorists today of the increased danger of driving during the first tew minutes of a rain shower. Gray pointed out that pavement is more slippery during very light rain and immediately after rain has begun to fall than during a heavy downpour of rain. As rain begins to fall, it mixes with oil and dirt on the roadway surface to form a slippery film that creates a hazardous situation for mortorists. As the rain continues, this film is washed away making the driving surface less slippery. Gray noted that nine persons were killed in traffic accidents in Arkansas this past weekend and in most instances a light rain had begun to fall. He said he felt motorists should be reminded of the increased hazard posed by light rain and drizzle. LITTLE HOCK - The 1974 'District n meeting of iht> Arkansas Pharmaceutical Association Wednesday night at tin 1 Kai & Cow Restaurant 111 Ti-xarkana will have-a program of interust to thousands of men and women outside the profession. National Health Insurance Legislation, the extended Arkansas Medicaid Prescription Drug Program, and pharmacy ownership legislation will be thoroughly discussed, according to Charles Wi'st of Little Hock, association president. These programs will have a direct bearing on pharmacy and, therefore, on thousands of persons m Arkansas. Mr. West pointed out that pharmacists will be deeply involved in ;lie extended Medicaid Prescription Drug Program and National Health Insurance Legislation and he will explain how and to what extent the) will affect the profession. Others [Jiesen, will In' .Mrs. Kenny Post of Smackover, PI•e.sideiH of the Women's Auxiliary; Norman Canterbury of Miignolia, member of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy; and represen- .aiive.s from the University of Arkansas School of Pharmacy, PAID Prescription, and Arkansas Social & Rehabili- .;i. ive Services. District officers are Ralph Gordon. Jr. of Prescoll, pieMilent; O. Walker Ogden of 'I i xarkana, president-elect; If.ic. • -\ H;im, Jr. of Lewisville •*•' ri ,;ir\ -.reasurer; Kenneth Fomby of Texarkana, member in In Legislative Committee; .mil !.;IIT> DIIJIII of 101 Dorado, m' niljei of .lie board of II' in |i • l.ala\ cL. \<-\ai la. il is composed of i' ad . Howard, Liitle River, Miller, and Sevier counties. Sevier SHOWERS THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police had the French Embassy sealed off today as negotiations continued with three members of a Japanese terrorist group holding the ambassador and eight other persons hostage. The terrorists, members of the Japanese Red Army which massacred 26 people at Israel's Lod Airport in May 1972, threatened to kill their hostages one by one if an imprisoned Japanese in Paris was not turned over to them by 3 a.m. today, but the deadline passed without apparent incident. Earlier an exchange of gunfire between police and one of the gunmen inside the embassy shortly after the takeover left a policeman and a policewoman wounded. Meanwhile, the man whose release the three guerrillas had demanded was flown from his prison cell in Paris to Holland's Schiphol International Airport, where he violently resisted being taken off the plane. Dutch police said the man, identified by French authorities as Yutaka Furuya, had been in contact with the terrorists by telephone but that for the time being he would remain at the airport. Furuya was arrested on July 21 at Orly Field near Paris and found to be carrying three different passports and $10,000 in counterfeit $100 bills. At the time he told police that he had been ordered by the Japanese Red Army to kidnap Japanese in Europe to gain the release of Japanese revolutionaries. The terrorists also demanded a bus to take them and the hostages to the airport, and" a fueled jetliner with a pilot and copilot ready to fly them to an undisclosed location. They said the hostages would be set free after they reached their destination. The Japanese ambassador in Holland, Shigeru Hikota, established a command post in the Obituaries MRS. DONNIE N. BROWN Mrs. Donnie Neal Brown, 91, of near Blevins died at her home early Thursday. She was a Methodist. Survivors are a son, Carl Brown, Prescott; a daughter, Mrs. N.B. Nesbitt, Blevins; four grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and" a great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Blevins First United Methodist Church with burial at Marlbrook Cemetery under the direction of Cornish Mortuary of Prescott. nearby United States Embassy and negotiated with the terrorists. The drama began late Friday afternoon when the three terrorists stormed into the embassy, rushed to the fourth floor and took Ambassador Jacques Senard, five embassy employes and three visitors hostage. Police quickly surrounded the building, took control of the first three floors and dispatched sharpshooters to surrounding rooftops. Armored cars were brought into the area and civilians were told to evacuate nearby streets because the terrorists were getting nervous by their presence. Police identified the hostages as the 54-year-old ambassador, his secretary, a telephone operator, an embassy driver and two other members of the embassy staff, and a French oil company executive, his chauffeur and an unidentified man. Count Senard, 54, is a career diplomat who has been in The Hague for two years. Amnesty plan will be unveiled WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford will unveil a conditional amnesty program next week requiring repatriated Vietnam war resisters to serve from 6 to 24 months of alternad tive service, according to administration sources. The minimum period of service is sharply lower than the 18 months originally proposed by the Defense and Justice Departments after Ford announced his intention to consider conditional amnesty. The length of time a military deserter or draft evader devotes to alternative service will depend in part on his military or Selective Service record, one source said. In the case of deserters, for example, such factors as length of time in service before desertion and whether a man served in Vietnam would be considered, said an official who has been working on the program. N. Little Rock school closed following brawl LITTLE ROCK (AP) Classes were dismissed Friday afternoon at North Little Rock Northeast High School after a disturbance between black students and white students. One white youth was sent to the hospital, but was reported not seriously injured, school authorities said. Principal James Smith discounted race as a factor in the disturbance. He said the trouble carried over from ill feelings that developed between several- students following a pep rally Thursday. About 12 North Little Rock police units were dispatched to the scene. Police Chief W. D. Younts also discounted any possibility of racial motivation. He described the incidents as "just some kids having fistfights." Supt. George Miller said four arrest warrants were issued for students involved in the altercation. He said three warrants were for white students and one was for a black student. Miller estimated that 30 to 40 students were involved. Police stood in the hallways as classes were dismissed one at a time. 8raceros--no one wants them anymore HARLINGEN, Tex. (AP) Braceros — contract workers from Mexico — once were welcomed by South Texas farmers with open arms. But no one wants them now, a survey of Lower Rio Grande Valley agricultural leaders shows. Mexicans pour across the border illegally looking for work. About 750,000 were found and sent back home in 1973, and some federal authorities say this is only a fraction of those who slip into the United States. There no longer is much farm work. They head on north and east to industrial jobs. The bracero program, tailored mainly to allow Mexican field hands to come into the United States, was phased out in 1964 after about 15 yearsm Thousands of Mexican families lived and worked in the United States during the program. Mexican President Luis Ech- fvema recently said he would like to send as many as 3UO.OOO workers to the United States to ease massive unemployment in Mexico. It has been reported that this proposal will be among the top items on the agenda when Echeverria meets President Gerald Ford somewhere along the Mexican border this fall. A survey of agricultural interests in the Valley shows there is little interest and much opposition to a new bracero program. "It may be shoved down our throats anyway," said one farmer. Opposition is not surprising in an area where up to 22.1 per cent of the labor force is unemployed and almost 24,000 families receive food stamps. The Texas Employment Commission reports that 22.1 per cent of the labor force in Starr Count} (Rio Grande City) is unemployed. Unemployment figures for the rest of the valley include 9.8 per cent in Willacy County (Raymondville), 9.7 per cent in Hidalgo County i Edmburg) and 8.8 per cent in Cameron County (Brownsville. ) All these percentages care well above the national average, according to the employment commission. Baldemar Zuniga, South Texas director for the state food stamp program, reports 12,690 families receive food stamps in Hidalgo County; 7,990 in Cameron County; 2,090 in sparsely populated Starr County and 1,038 in Willacy County. Another reason for opposition is that many of the crops harvested in the past by hand are now harvested by machines. "Everything that can be mechanized has been mechanized," one local farmer said. "Bracero is Spanish for trouble in this country now," said farm editor Sam Gerald of the Valley Morning Star at Harlingen. Gerald, 'who has kept an eye on the agriculture scene in the Valley for many years, said, "The valley doesn't want a bracero program." Gerald said he has talked with many Valley farmers who oppose the plan because of unemployment, too much paperwork involved and because too man> potential farm workers art- now mvoh ed in programs such as food stamps Othal Brand of Griffin and Brand Co., Me Allen, a firm with farms throughout the Southwest, said his firm once used bract-ros but favored phasing out the program at the time it ended. Brand said he opposes ihe program now. "We have no trouble obtaining an adequate work force," Brand said. Archie Taylor of the Valley Sugar Growers Cooperative said sugar cane growers have been able to find adequate labor. "Nobody's going to cut su^ar cant- by hand anyway," Taylor said. Mike Wallace of Texas Citrus Mutual said citrus growers are not seeking a bracero program although there has been an occasional shortage of harvest hands. "We have not pushed for it because there are a lot of problems uith the bracero program," Wallace said. A .spokesman tor one of the Valle> '.s largest fanning operations who did not want to be identified said his farm once used bracerso but would not be interested again because he believes the federal government would have strict regulations comvniing the housing and pay tor such workers. The man said it is difficult to Mud larue work crews willing to do stoop labor inthe fields. Many who once did that work, he said, now get food stamps and want to work only a few days each month in order to red main eligible for food stamps. Some have said the bracero program might result in fewer illegal aliens coming into the United States. A spokesman for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service said, however, that most of the 750,00p Mexican aliens apprehended in the United States last year were seeking jobs in industry in the North and only occasionally sought farm work to help finance their trips. "The trend is now towards industry and not farm work as it once was," he said. Jim Harrington, a lawyer for the United Farm Workers Union, said the union opposes such a program because it would mean more local unemployment and would set back unionization of farm workers since it would be difficult to organize foreign worKers. "It would mean an additional burden on the taxpayers if more local people were unemployed," Harrington said. Postponements of the plan's announcement fueled speculation that it was being delayed or revamped as a result of Ford's pardon to former President Richard M. Nixon and the resulting negative public and congressional comment. But administration officials say the conditional amnesty program was not developed in concert with or reaction to the Nixon pardon. Several officials now say it was not realistic to expect the completed program could have been announced any sooner than now, less than a month after Ford suggested conditional amnesty. One man pointed to the complexities of the various categories of individual cases which must be dealt with. Another spoke of increasing risks by acting too quickly. Although the White House would say for the record only that the announcement will become before the end of the month, several sources said it would be made within a week. Ford has already said a civilian review board will administer the program. As many as 50,000 draft evaders and military deserters could be affected. An estimated several thousand of them are living abroad. Miss your paper? 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