Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 20, 1974 · Page 1
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Indian Prayer (author unknown) •— Greet Spirit: Help me not to criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins. Our Daily Bread Sliced thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn More local pictures coming up Thursday's Star had a page of local football pictures; today's edition carries a picture page and an important announcement regarding the last steam- powered cotton gin in the U.S., at Goodlett; and Saturday's Star will be expanded to ac- comodate two pages of local Fair pictures dating back to 1915. Of course the Fair pictures are an introduction to the annual Third District Livestock Show which opens in Fair Park Monday, Sept. 23, Some of the old-time Fair pictures originate with The Star, which inaugurated its photo department in 1936—but for the older pictures we are indebted to family albums and files. Among the contributors to the two pages scheduled for Saturday we wish to thank the following: Harrell H. (Bud) Collier, Mrs. Cherry Stewart, Don Fuller, and Mrs. Velora Bright Haltom. The page on the Ozan cotton gin today features a reproduction of The Star's pictures originally published Oct. 16, 1956, later republished by the Memphis Commercial Appeal—and new pictures made this month featuring Sloman Goodlett, spokesman for Mrs. Kate Goodlett & Sons, owners of the last wood-burning steam- powered cotton gin in America. These page layouts published today and Saturday illustrate the vital role played by newspaper cameras—reporting on today's events and recalling with accurate focus the old times of a generation ago. Fifi heads to Mexico GUATEMALA (AP) - Reduced to a tropical storm, Hurricane Fifi headed into southern Mexico today leaving at leasl 60 dead in northern Honduras. The Honduran National Emergency Committee said ham radio reports that could not be confirmed indicated about 200 1 persons were killed or missing. All of the dead reported were in Honduras, which the hurricane lashed on Thursday with 110-mile-an-hour winds and gusts up to 140 m.p.h. Ford will go to S. Korea WASHINGTON (AP) -Pres- idemt Ford will visit South Korea for an overnight stay Nov. 22-23 following his trip to Japan, the White House announced today. The President is making the visit at the invitation of Korea's President Park Chung Hee, whose wife was killed in a recent assassination attempt on Park. Ford will arrive in Seoul on the morning of Nov. 22 and depart the following morning. Wrestlers at Emmet The wrestling matches this week will be moved from Hope's Fair Park coliseum to the Emmet High School, and proceeds from Friday night's fight will go to the Emmet school. Argentina Zuma and Super Hawk will go against Steve Lawler and Jim White iur the U.S. tag title. In the semi-finals, Grizzly Smith will clash with Buck Robley. Tickets are on sale at the Emmet High School, and the matches are being sponsored by the Mgh school- The first bout gets underway at 8:30 p.m. Hope Hempstead Gourify VOL. tS—No, 290 —12 Pages Member of the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features Home of the Bowie Knife HOPE, ARKANSAS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20,1974 Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending March 31,1974—4,080 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICE IOC Two women involved in wreck here August prices soar A TOW TRUCK HAULS away one of two cars, both of which were heavily damaged in a collision at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at West Third and S. Hervey Streets. Hope police report stated that a Ford sedan driven by Darlene Johnson of Route 4, Rosston, was traveling —Hope (Ark.) Star photo south on Hervey, attempted to turn left, and ran into the path of a car driven by Atherlene Reed of Route 4, Hope. Mrs. Johnson, who sustained minor injuries, was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way. City Patrolman James Simmons investigated. No monetary changes promised WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Arthur F. Burns of the Federal Reserve Board said today there would be no further tightening of monetary policy that has led to record high interest rates. "It would be undesirable to further intensify monetary restraint," Burns said. However, he said there probably will not be a major decline in interest rates—although some small decline is possible—in the immediate future. He gave the news on interest rates to a group of about 60 of the nations financial leaders attending one of President Ford's presnmmit meetings or. the- economy. Burns noted that some short term interest rates already have declined somewhat and indicated that interest rates on home mortgages also could follow although they "traditionally lag behind market rates." But despite the easing of in- terest rates, Burns said the board's policy of "moderate monetary restraint remains appropriate." He noted, however, that the Federal Reserve's monetary policies have not stemmed the increase in the growth of the supply of money and credit, 'and that this growth will continue. "The Federal Reserve will see to it that the supply of money and credit continues to expand," Burns said. "There will be no credit crunch in our country." But Burns also stressed there will not be "long and lasting decliile in interest rates" until there is help for the Federal Reserve Board in its anti-inflation efforts. At another of the presummit conferences, leaders of the nation's sick and poor told the government they have suffered more than their share from inflation and need more federal assistance. The 180 delegates agreed at Thursday's opening sessions of a two-day, economic mmis- ummit conference that they rigidly oppose the Ford administration's attempts to cut the federal social welfare budget. The conference is a prelude to the national summit conference Sept. 27-28. The Ford administration had called them here so they might point out fault in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare budget, but they urged instead that HEW spending be increased to absorb spiraling prices. '"light money, restrictive credit and budget cuts have produced the current recession and the high and rising rate of unemployment," said the AFL- CIO's Bert Seidman. He told one session, "If there is a need to bring federal spending and revenue into closer balance, the answer is not to cut federal expenses, but to expand federal revenues." Leaders of about 60 major national organizations with a stake in the $111 billion HEW budget gave examples of how inflation has already hurt Americans: slum families moving three times a year to avoid eviction and changing their names to get gas and electricity, children starving on Indian reservations, and old people eating cat food and putting off medical care. The delegates told the government that the young, old, sick and poor are already pay- ',ng.a higher price for inflation and they need more money now to bring them up to where they were before the economy careened out of control. They warned that cutting HEW spending would aggravate crime, health, unemployment, and other social problems for years and perhaps even decades to come. WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumer prices soared 1.3 per cent in August as sharp increases in costs of meats, clothing, mortgage interest and medical services led the biggest inflationary surge of the past 12 months, the government" reported today. The leap in retail prices, which works out to an adjusted annual rate of 15.6 per cent, was foreshadowed by near record wholesale price increases over the past two months and virtually assures continued high inflation through 1974. President Ford's top economic advisers had said Thursday thai the economy would remain sluggish at least through mid- 1975 with no foreseeable relief in inflation expected in the next six to nine months. The August increase lifted consumer prices 11.2 per cent above a year ago and further eroded the buying power of American workers. Real spendable earnings- thai is, take-home pay after deductions for taxes and adjusted for inflation—fell nine-tenths of a per cent last month to a level 4.1 per cent below a year ago, the Labor Department said. That was the lowest level since December 1970. Detailing its price report, the Labor Department said Americans paid more for nearly ev- erything last month with few exceptions. Among them were lower prices for fresh evege- tables, fish and some nonfood items, including gasoline which declined for the first time since last September. In a related development, Chairman Arthur Burns of the Federal Reserve Board told financial leaders attending one of President Ford's presummit meetings on the economy that Ihcre would be no further tightening of the monetary policy lhal has led to record high interest rates. Burns said, however, there probably would not be a major decline in interest rates—although some small decline is possible -in the immediate future. The Consumer Price Index jump signaled a half billion dollar increase in pension benefits for federal government retirees and military personnal whose retirement benefits are adjusted to account for increases in the cost of living. The 1.3 per cent rise in consumer prices last month, both adjusted and unadjusted, followed an eight-tenths of a per cent increase in July and was the biggest one month rise reported since retail prices rose 1.9 per cent last August following the lifting of the government's price freeze. Food prices were reported up 1.4 per cent in August following Hope 'baby'struts A 40-inch long Hope watermelon was displayed on the steps of the State Capitol at Little Rock Thursday, and Pod Rogers said it unquestionably was the longest melon in history. Rogers, circulation director for the Hope Star, had displayed the big melon this week at the Kansas State Fair for another round in the City of Hope's dispute with the Sunflower State over which grows the largest watermelons. Tuesday, a Hope melon beat a Kansas melon in a weight contest. The Hope melon will be displayed at the Arkansas State Fair which runs September 27 through Octouer 6. 7 974 Fair opens Monday with promise of fun, action The 30th annual Third District Livesotck Show and Rodeo will get under way here with judging of the Arts and Crafts exhibit at 10 a.m. Monday in the Third District coliseum. At 6 p.m., the official parade will begin its march through downtown Hope (it follows a new route this year), and at 7 p.m. the Sonny Meyers' amusement show will open on the midway. James Luck is in charge of the parade. The Antique Car Show will be held at 7 p.m., with Doyette Collins and Richard Rowe in charge. Ten antique vehicles will be on exhibit. A concert will be presented by River City (a rock band) at the Fair queen contest at 7:30 p.m. Nine contestants from nine counties in Southwest Arkansas will compete for the title of Miss Third District Livestock Show. Eight girls will be in the Little Miss contest. Representing Hempstead County will be Charlene Gilbert and Cheryl Flagg. Mrs. Elsie Huckabee is in charye of the contests. FFA Day will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday with Troy Buck in Charge. The FFA jamboree will start at 1 p.m. and last throughout the afternoon. Boys from approximately 15 FFA chapters in the Third District will compete in 20 skilled contests such as welding, surveying, and livestock judging. The midway opens at 11 a.m. Mel Tillis and his Statesiders will give two performances Tuesday night—at 7 and at 9 o'clock. Mel and his group can be heard in the currently popular "Stomp Them Grapes." Before the Tillis Show, Red Goodner and the Country Boys will do a "warm up" at 6 p.m. Woman's Day demonstrations and exhibits will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The midway will open at 6 p.m. The Little Britches bull riding contests will be held at 8 p.m. Little Britches contestants are from grades one through six, and proceeds from this show will go to the winners of the FFA skill tests. Tickets are $1 for adults and 50 cents for children. Swine will be judged at 9 a.m. Thursday in the new swine barn with its first class facilities. School Day begins at 1:30 p.m. Students will be admitted to the fairgrounds free from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The midway will open at 1:30 p.m. Sheep will be 1) New cars and dignitaries line up on Walker facing Sixth Street. 2) Matching units and decorated bicycles line up on Spruce facing Sixth Street. 3) All other parade participants (floats, antique cars, etc.) enter Sixth Street from Edgewood. 4) Horses should line up between (4) Yerger School and Sixth Street on (5) Spruce. Trailers may be parked at Yerger School. The parade will actually start at the intersection of Laurel and Sixth Street. The units formed on side streets will be directed onto Sixth in proper line-up order by members of the HCRU (Hempstead County Rescue Unit). NO NON-PARADE TRAFFIC WILL BE ALLOWED ON SIXTH STREET BETWEEN LAUREL AND EDGEWOOD AFTER 5:00 P.M. Line-up for 1974 Third District parade judged at 2 p.m. and the rodeo begins its three-day run at 8 p.m. Gerald Smith, owner of the Wing Ranch Rodeo Company in Bogota, Tex., will produce this year's rodeo. Royce Pendergrass, Fair manager, had this to say about Smith: "He was the last top rodeo producer selected by the International Rodeo Association. His stock has been represented in the international Finals Rodeo for the past three years. Mr. Smith tells us that cowboys would rather perform in the Hope rodeo than any other in this area because our arena is protected from the weather." The Melonaires, a colorful square dance group, along with Red Goodner, will rpovide live entertainment outside the coliseum before each rodeo performance. They will be joined on Saturday night by Edna and the Misfits. Open beef judging and junior beef judging will be held at 9 a.m. Friday. Steer judging is at 1:30 p.m. Rodeo performance will be at 8. Barrow, lamb and fat calf sale will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The midway will open also at 10. A talent show— for juniors and seniors—will slari at 1 o'clock. Rodeo will sLari. at 8 p.m. The Melonaires will dance from 12 noon till nudnighl. There will be a quarter horse show at 9 a.m. Sunday, approved by the American Quarter Horse Association. uolores Mcbriue is superintendent of the educational booth in the general exhibits division of the Fair. Mrs. Buster Busier Gilbert, Mrs. Wilton Mullins, Mrs. Ivan Bright, Mrs. Arch Wylie, and Mrs. Howard Reece are chairmen and co-chairmen of uhe adult and junior divisions of the canning exhibits. a decline of four-tenths of a per cenl the previous month. The cosl of services rose 1.1 per cenl lasl month, about the same as in the three previous months. Commodities other than food — regarded by most economists as a more sensitive barometer of inflation — rose 1.5 per cent last month, the largest increase on record. The government said grocery prices were up 1.5 per cent in August, a month in which they usually decline. Higher prices for beef and eggs — the first since February — were much larger tha.. usual, while prices of poultry and fresh fruits increased instead of declining seasonally. Nearly all other food items continued to rise, including cereal and bakery products, processed fruits and vegetables, sugar and sweets, nonalcoholic beverages and partially prepared foods. Mason lodge dedication is Saturday The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Arkansas will hold an emergent communication Saturday at Whitfield Lodge No. 239 in Hope to dedicate the lodge hall. This ceremony is performed any time after a lodge has paid off all mortgages against its property. This will be the second time in recent years that the grand lodge has met' at Whitfield Lodge. Local officers will open a lodge oi matter masons at 1:30 p.m., and the grand lodge officers will formally open the grand lodge at 2 p.m. After the opening ceremonies are concluded, the doors will be opened to families and guests of members of Whitfield Lodge 239 so they may witness the formal dedication of the hall. Members of Whitfield Lodge, their families, and guests are invited to attend this event. Escapees at large MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Police searched today for 10 inmates— one awaiting trial in a brutal double abduction-slaying—after a daring break from the Dade County jail. Police said an llth escapee, Joseph Reese, was captured seven blocks from the jail early this morning, four hours after he and the other 10 fled. Reese was being held on robbery charges. The accused slayer, Thomas Knight, 23, and the other 10 were all considered dangerous, police said. All were from the Miami area. The men escaped by breaking through the outside wall of a fourth floor cell, lowering themselves on a makeshift rope to the roof of an exercise building iwo floors below and making their way to the ground from there, jail officials said. Knight was being held on two charges of first-degree murder in the July 17 kidnap-slaying of Sydney Cans, 64, and his wife Lillian, 60. Miss your paper? uty Subscribers: If you fail to receive your Star please phone 777-3431 between 6 and 6.30 p.m.—Saturday before or by 5 p.m. and a carrier will deliver your paper. Quorum Court County Judge Finis Odom has called a special meeting of the Hempstead County Quorum Court at 10 9411. September 30 in the small courtroom of the county courthouse. Revenue sharing will be discussed.

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