Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 18, 1974 · Page 2
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 18, 1974
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Page (Attk.) STAR Wednesday, September 18, Southern Arkansas may get wet again By The Associated Press The extreme southern portion of Arkansas may get wet, but the remainder of the state will be dry. The National Weather Service forecast calls for a few scattered, mainly afternoon and evening showers in the extreme south. The forecast also calls for partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures today, tonight Hope Star Wednesday, September 18, 1974 Vol. 75-No. 288 Star of Hope 1899; Press 1927 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 (In memoriam: Paul H. Jones, Managing Editor. 19291972). fcdltortal — Dorothy Winchel City Editor Mrs. Annette Rogers Women's News Editor Food, Fashions, Society Roger Head Photo-Featur«s Editor Mrs, Esther Hides, Negro Community Advertising — Mrs. Sibyl Parsons Advertising Director Virginia Hiscott Associate Mrs. Judy Foley Classified Manager Clrculation-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 Burea': 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 tne Southern Newspaper Publishers Ass'n. and the Arkansas Press Ass'n. National advertising representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., 3387 Poplar Ave,, Memphis, Term. 38111; 960 Hartford Bldg., Dallas, Texas 75201; 400 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, HI. 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 $1.96 Per Year .Office only $23.40 By mail in Hemps lead, 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 $1.70 ThjeeMpnths $3.90 Six Months $7.10 One Year $13.00 Al! Other Mall Outside Arkansas One Month $1.80 Three Months $4.75 Six Months $8.40 Owe Year $16.60 College Student Bargain Offer NUM Months $7.75 and Thursday. Rainfall reports for the 24- hour period ended at 7 a.m. in- cludr .67 at El Dorado, .57 at Texarkana and a trace at Little Hock. The Weather Service said this morning that high pressure continued to cover the state. A weak upper air low pressure circulation over the south- em sections of Arizona and New Mexico was feeding moisture eastward and causing considerable shower and thundershower activity from central Texas westward. The system was not expected to move much during the next two days, but some of the moisture may reach into the southern portions of Arkansas. The extended outlook Friday through Sunday calls for little or no precipitation. A slow cooling trend is indicated through the period. Highs today should be in the upper 70s to low 80s with highs Thursday ranging into the mid 80s. Ix)ws tonight should be in the 60s. Overnight lows include Pine Bluff 62, El Dorado 65, Texarkana 65, Fayetteville 55, Harrison 57, Jonesboro 59, Memphis 59, Little Rock 62, Calico Rock 56, Gilbert 58 and Fort Smith 64. Experiment station report for 24 hours ending 7 a.m. Wednesday, high 73, low 60, with a trace of rain. By The Associated Press Wednesday Hi Lo Prc Otlk Albany 72 49 .23 cdy Albu'que 65 56 .. cdy Amarillo 72 54 .. cdy Anchorage 54 48 .04 rn Asheville 69 55 .03 cdy Atlanta 86 63 .. cdy Birmingham 79 57 .. clr Bismarck 78 42 .. clr Boise 85 46 .. clr Boston 74 60 .02 clr Brownsville 92 74 .. cdy Buffalo 70 48 .30 cdy Charleston 82 72 2.24 cdy Charlotte 72 59 .12 cdy Chicago 81 57 .. clr Cincinnati 76 56 .. clr Cleveland 77 58 .75 cdy Denver 77 49 .. clr Des Moines 83 58 .. clr Detroit 79 49 .11 cdy 'duluth 61 40 .. cdy Fairbanks 65 38 .. cdy Fort Worth 76 70 .72 cdy Green Bay 67 33 .01 cdy Helena 79 40 .. cdy Honolulu 87 71 .. cdy Houston 88 75 .01 cdy Ind'apolis 74 55 .. clr Jacks'ville 92 72 .. cdy Juneau 55 45 .34 cdy Kansas City 83 56 .. clr Las Vegas 93 71 .. clr Little Rock 80 62 .. cdy I,os Angeles 77 62 .. cdy Louisville 78 55 .. cdy Marquette 56 30 .02 clr Memphis 77 59 .. cdy Miami 85 80 .. cdy Milwaukee 78 46 .. cdy Mpls-St. P. 73 45 .. clr New Orleans 88 73 .. cdy New York 75 64 .01 clr Okla. City 72 59 .. cdy Omaha 83 50 ..clr Orlando 93 73 .. cdy Philad'phia 78 61 .. cdy Phoenix 100 75 .. cdy Pittsburgh 78 59 .33 cdy P'tland, Ore. 84 56 .. clr P'tland Me. 67 55 .01 cdy Rapid City 83 50 .. cdy Reno 85 35 ..clr Richmond 77 56 .. cdy St. Louis 80 58 .. clr Salt Lake 84 58 .. clr San Diego 72 65 .. cdy San Fran 69 53 .. cdy Seattle 78 52 . clr Spokane 84 52 .. clr Tampa 90 78 .. cdy Washington 81 63 . 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. TAPES DISCOVERED BY JIMI HENDRDC NEW YORK (AP) - Some 1,000 tapes made by Jimi Hendrix have been discovered and five albums will come out on Warner Brothers. The first, in October, was cut with guitarist John McLaughlin. There are excursions into jazz and blues among them. Alan Douglas, who produced the sessions, is putting the albums together. He also has received word from Warner Brothers that it will withdraw the three albums it put out after Hendrix died in 1970 and rerelease the best material from them on one album, as the original plan had been. —Frank King photo with Star camera TOM TAYLOR talks about G&F work Problems, projects of G&F told to club Representatives from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission brought an interesting program to the Hope Lions Monday during the club's weekly luncheon hour. Game biologist Tom Taylor was the spokesman. He was assisted in showing slides by Gregg Mathis. Inflation is hurting the Game and Fish Commission as it is everyone else, the speaker said. Since the commission does not receive support from general revenue funds, the only way it can continue to operate at its present level is through an increase in hunting and fishing license and other fees from which is receives support. Improvements, the purchase and development of new hunting and fishing areas and management, will increase costs above present levels even more. Taylor told the group that more than 18 million dollars had been invested in land, lakes, and in development and management during the past 10 years. He gave figures on projected costs and revenues, until 1980. With maintenance of present levels plus needed and planned development and improvement in hunting and fishing areas, 50.2 million dollars will be needed by 1980. At the present rate of income without a license increase there would be a deficit of 5.5 million dollars, Without the increase, there also would be a serious curtailment in the services of the Game and Fish Commission. The slides revealed much information on the work of the commission such as the 31 lakes that have been built, the work of the fish hatcheries, the number of deer and turkeys killed over the years, etc. Guests at the meeting included H. Mendel Self, State secretary of Arkansas Lions; Roger Stockslager, guest of Winston Davidson; Mattie Lee, guest of Bobby Joe Lee; and Larry Patton, son of Albert, Patton. Chemicals may have caused large fish kill NEW ORLEANS (AP) State officials say the worst fish kill ever known in Northeast Louisiana may have been caused by agricultural chemicals which farmers were warned not to use. Robert LaFleur of the Louisiana Wild Life and Fisheries Department said Tuesday, "We think it is caused by the aerial application of pesticides." Obituaries JOHN CECIL COLEMAN John Cecil Coleman, 66, died Monday in his home. He was a long-lime resident of Hope and was employed by Bruner-Ivory in Hope. He is survived by his wife, Lois Helen Coleman of lola. Texas, one brother, Wilburn Coleman of Dallas, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Vesta Kitchens of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Mrs. Faye York; two stepsons, Larry Ross and Jerry Ross both of Houston; and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Hugh Barwick of Plattsmout, Beb. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sardis Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Cannon officiating. Burial will be in New Hope cemetery under the direction of Oakcrest Funeral Home. MRS. LILLIE DAVIS Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Davis, 85, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Oakcrest Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. J.W. Bobo officiating assisted by the Rev. Galloway. Burail was in Beltone cemetery- Mrs. Davis died Monday in a Texarkana hospital. JOHN L. WRIGHT JR. Funeral Services for John Lynn Wright Jr., 20-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chrrles Peeks Jr., were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Herndon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Starling Aaron Jr. officiating. Burial was in Belts cemetery. He added, however, that laboratory tests were incomplete. Louis Johnson, another fisheries department official, said he fears the kill could wipe out the entire fish population in Lake Bartholomew. He described it as the worst on record in the area. Fish began dying over the weekend in the lake, a huge recreation area 11 miles north of Monroe. Millions of fish, floating belly up, were found along more than 13 miles of shoreline. Earlier kills were in small farm ponds or catfish farms. LaFleur said, "Our best re- soning at this point is that they get wind drift and pesticides fall out over the water, and the pesticide that falls on the fields washes into lakes in the rains. "The farmers have been advised that they not use one of those particular pesticides and they're using it anyway, hoping they can control their cotton crop. "We're told the Agriculture Department may refuse to label that pesticide next year, which would keep it from being sold even if it is manufactured. But that doesn't do much good this year." LaFleur said the pesticide licensing section of the Agriculture Department is checking to be sure crop dusters are following regulations about applications near lakes and river. The dead fish included bass, blue gill, crappie, catfish, buffalo, bream and shad. "Some of the people in the Monroe area tell me the same kind of thing is happening in the southern part of Arkansas," UiFleur said. Dr. Oscar Feinsilver WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) Dr. Oscar Feinsilver, 65, noted allergist and pulmonary specialist, died Tuesday. A graduate of Clark University and Tufts Medical School, Feinsilver was personal physician to John Cardinal Wright when he was bishop of the Worcester Roman Catholic Diocese. Vocational program presented by Spears All Around Town .By The Star Staff. Grayson Spears brought another good vocational program to the Hope Rotary Club meeting in the Town and Country Friday, when he told of the operation of Spears Carpet Mill in Hope. Incorporated in July of 1971, the mill began production in July 1972. From net sales of 7 Ms million dollars the first year, the company has grown to 12 million dollars this past year. In the beginning 300,000 square yards of material were used each month, but double that amount is used today. Figures were given regarding the amount of power service used by the company. This plus the employment of 212 people showed the importance of Spears Carpet Mill to the economy of Hope. The speaker showed some samples of different types of carpeting manufactured at the local plant, and he had high praise for the company's advertising program and its sales team. The employer-employee relationship is excellent, which gives an additional plus to the success of the concern. Under the direction of Dr. Emmett Thompson and with Dr. Lester Sitzes at the piano, the group sang Happy Birthday to Garland Medders, Rufus Hemdon, and Merril Roberts. President Gerald Keith welcomed Syd McMath home after a summer in Massachusetts and gave Rufus Hemdon a list of Rotary Clubs in Mexico to visit during his upcoming trip south of the border. Kenneth Caery was a visitor, and student guests were Don Still and Tony Yocom. All were welcomed by the club. Gasoline shortage (Continued from Front Page) opinion, but when the gas prices not up, we had all we wanted." Another Hope resident, a housewife who wished to remain unidentified, told a reporter that she and her son drove their two cars approximately 75 miles a week. Asked if she had any trouble getting gasoline, she replied, "No, I have had no trouble getting gasoline. I try to think ahead to avoid running short." Discussing the shortage that hil the nation last year, the housewife remarked, "I think it was entirely unnecessary about the shortage, I think there was enough all the time if it had been used properly." "There are so many more cars and people going to so many more places, she remarked. "We use too much gasoline." One resident, Frank Drake of 2 Country Drive, related this incident. "We took a trip to the West Coast last year during the shortage, and the service station operators told me that they could get all the gas they could pump." He went on to say _thai the truqk stops couldn't get "any"gas. "We have two cars in our family, and we total about 30,000 miles a year in both them," he said. "We take a lot of trips to Dallas, Houston and Memphis. Houston was some trouble because of the gasoline stations closing up," Drake said. Commenting on the price rise that accompanied the gasoline shortage, Drake expressed displeasure with the oil companies' large profits which they have been reporting, "I think the government has opened up the oil industry to allow it to make excessive profits and this isn't right. No large corporation should be able to increase its profits by 70 per cent," he concluded. Back in 1973, most of the major oil companies put their service stations on a rationing system. Several companies allowed their dealers to purchase a percentage of the gasoline that ihey sold the previous year for the same month. If a dealer had pumped 30,000 gallons in September of 1972, then he was allowed whatever percentage of this amount that the company was using. These percentages usually ran around 90 per cent. One Exxon dealer in Hope, who wished to remain unidentified, said that he had been taken off the rationing, system. "Right now they have lifted the quota and we can get all we need. But they don't know for how long," the owner remarked. "We had been on a quota of 100 per cent of what we sold the previous year during the same month," he added. Asked if he had run short at any time, he replied, "We did run short on several occasions back in 1973. At one time, we were out for two weeks." Concerning whether his station hours had been cut back as a result of the shortage of gasoline, "I never have run a service station on Sunday becasue a man needs a day of rest. And our working hours have not changed either." J.W. McClemens, owner of JVlcClemens' Gulf Station in "Hope, said that his service station was still under an allocation system. "We're still under allocation as far as Gulf Oil is concerned. In most cases, it's 100 per cent of what we sold for the same month in 1972." McClemens who has been in business for about four years has seen the price of regular octane gas rise from about 33 cents to 51.9 cents during that time. Looking back to the shortage, McClemens recalled that he had run short of supplies in January and February of this year. "We were out for about 10 to 12 days at the time," he said. As to whether his working time had been cut back, McClemens said that he had been operating on Sunday before the .shortage, but now he operates his station on Sunday for a few hours in the afternoon. "This is mostly a convenience for those who come to Hope to visit and then need to gas up before they «•• OF COURSE There Is Always A Best Place For Everything In 1974 AUTOMOBILE FIRE-HAIL LIFE-MARINE ACCIDENT & HEALTH WINDSTORM ALL TYPES OF PACKAGE POLICIES WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LIABILITY BURGLARY & THEFT BOILER & MACHINERY FIDELITY & SURETY PLATE GLASS Salsbury Laboratories, Charles City, Iowa, is holding a four-day short course on poultry diseases and management. At the conclusion of the course each student will receive a certificate signifying his satisfactory completion of the poultry short course. Among the students attending the class is Bobby H. Harden, Box 116, Emmet, Arkansas who is employed by Mountaire Cor- •poration, Nashville. Army Staff Sergeant Robert C. Johnson, son of Mrs. Cordie L Witherspoon, Route 3, Hope, is assigned to the 13th Support Brigade, Ft. Hood, Tex. He is a mechanic in the 628th Transportation Company of the brigade's 180th Transportation Battalion. His father, Elvin C. Johnson, lives on Route 1, Coolidge, Ariz. Kathie Arnett, senior at Hope High School, was recently notified that she is to be featured in the eighth annual edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students 1973-74, the largest student award publication in the nation. Kathie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don H. Arnett of Route 1, Emmet. She is active in the Bobettes, FTA Club, Beta Club, Quill & Scroll, and is an assistant editor on the 1974-75 Bobcat. She plans to attend college in the Fall. George Wright Jr., Hope businessman, was appointed chairman of the United Fund drive for 1975. He is a graduate of Hope High School and of Arkansas State University. He and his wife, the former Jan Gaines, have two children, Misty and Trey. A representative of the Texarkana Social Security leave." "We could sell more gasoline if we wanted to but we don't," he concluded. Thompson Impson, owner and operator of Tom's DX service station, has been in the business over 11 years. "Right now, we're getting all the gasoline that we can sell. It's more than I can sell now." He says that his supply of gasoline went out three or four times during the fall and winter. "But we were out only for about a day at the time." "I didn't open on Sunday before the shortage and I still don't. We have taken to opening up a hour earlier though. We didn't close up during the shortage because we get a lot repair work." Office will be in Room 110 of the Federal Building here at 9 a.fn. every Monday and every Thursday — except on October 14 and 28, and on November §8. The representative will assist local residents in filing their SS applications, or to answer questions. Marine PFC Michael D. Prevoe, son of Mrs. Ruby Wise of Stamps, Ark., was promoted lo his present rank while serving with the 3rd Marine Air Force, Fleet Marine Force Pacific at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, Santa Ana, Calif. He is a temporary additional duties clerk. A former student of Tucson High School, Tucson, Ariz., he joined the Marine Corps in February, 1974. Tom Ed Hays, member of the Hope School Board, leader in education and civic affairs, and president and trust officer of Hope's First National Bank, has been appointed chairman of Hempstead County for the Arkansas Council on Economic Education. On behalf of the Council, he will be working with schools and other concerned groups. Fund-raising is one of the Council's most important assignments. This year's statewide goal is $98,500. The family of little Tracy Tullis have expressed gratitude to all those who have given financial aid through special drives. A special word of appreciation goes to Red River Vo-Tech. Jo Bobo, student at Blevins High School, has been chosen by the Merit Selection Committee to receive honorary award recognition and to have his biography published in the eighth annual edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students, 1973-74. He is also eligible to compete for scholarship awards of up to $1,000. Joe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgal Bobo, Route 3, Hope. HORRIBLE 'GAME 1 NEW YORK (AP),.- Thirteen-year-old Nelson Cresbo is yet another New York boy to play "the game" — and lose. He was crushed between a Queens apartment house elevator and the shaft wall while trying to ride on the roof of the elevator. After he had climbed out on top through a hatch, a friend pushed the down button. Cresbo's clothing apparently was caught somehow and the accident resulted. Police say a number of youths have died in Queens under similar circumstances in recent years. ANDERSON-FRAZIER Agency, Inc Second & Main Phone 777-3481 HOPE, ARKANSAS an invitation to better hearing If you have trouble understanding all that is said to you, then spend some time with our visiting Hearing Aid Specialist. Just stop in at our Better Hearing Consultation JOHNSON MOTEL ON EAST 3rd. ST 9 AM to 5PM FRIDAY, SEPT 20 You'll have a chance to sit down and talk about your hearing problems... get your questions answered .. .and find out about j modern hearing help. You will be able to have a free electronic hearing test which could very well ease your mind about your ability to hear. If you do wear a hearing aid, it will be cleaned and adjusted without cost or obligation. Free Gifts • Door Prizes • Batteries Vz-Price For in-home service, call JOHNSON MOTEL PHONE 777-3530 HEARING AID SERVICE 516 Wood St.

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