Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 21, 1974 · Page 1
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Indian Preyef (author urikne>wf>)-~6reai 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 With Other Editors A Sign Of The Times? Concerned about the skyrocketing price of gasoline, city fathers in New York City decided to do something about it. Their answer? A new municipal regulation requiring jumbo-sized price signs at every station. The first of the new signs was unveiled at a Manhatten service station. Almost a foot square, the signs are said to be visible a half block from the station. There's something to be said for the clear posting of gasoline prices. Motorists today are more conscious of the price per gallon than ever before, and they should be able to do a bit of comparison shopping if they like. But for a municipal government to endeavor to regulate the size of the sign at the pump seems to us to be all too good an example of the type of government intervention that's in part responsible for our current energy woes. -Huntington (W. Va.) Herald Dispatch Antifreeze situation 'tight' NEW YORK (AP) — Three major antifreeze producers say there should be enough of the product to meet the demand this winter, but they warn the market will be tight and that some retailers already are charging exorbitant prices. "Our r°w is that "the situation is tight and we expect that there will be a shortage in isolated retail markets from time to time," said a spokesman for Union Carbide Corp., the nation's largest antifreeze producer. The company has increased the wholesale price of Prestone antifreeze from $1.77 a gallon last fall to $2.40 to $2.50 a gallon because of higher production and raw material costs. But there are reports of individual retailers charging from $6 to $12 a gallon. "It's a rip-off of the worst kind," said Robert J. Cassidy, antifreeze marketing manager for Union Carbide. "There's no rhyme or reason for some of the prices we're seeing," agreed Frank Chesek, marketing director for automotive chemicals for Northern Petrochemical Co., the third- largest antifreeze manufacturer. "You find one retailer selling it at $3.17 a gallon and three blocks away some one else is selling it for $6," he said. "I think it's a panic situation and they're taking advantage of it." Chesek said he would classify the antifreeze supply "as a tight market with spot shortages." The company sells its Peak Grand antifreeze and coolant for $2.28 a gallon plus freight. A spokesman for the Dow Chemical Co., which markets the second-largest selling brand, Dowgard, said "We estimate there will be enough for individual car owners. There may not be enough for some industrial users." Rice plentiful WASHINGTON (AP) - In one of its periodic "food marketing alerts" directed to supermarkets and other big-volume merchandisers, the Agriculture Department called attention Friday to the huge U.S. rice supply. Thus, the leaflet said, rice will be plentiful and should be featured to consumers in October. The alert included definitions of rice types: long grain, medium grain, instant and brown, for example. The 1974 rice harvest, soon to be completed, is estimated at a record 113.5 million hundredweight, up 22 per cent from 1973. ifi&rtipsfead of the Bowie Knife ^fc •" J^fc "m/m VOL. 75—No. 291 _8 Pages Member of the Associated Press . Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features HOPE, ARKANSAS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1974 Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending March 31, 1974—4,080 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICE lOc Frank Douglas receives tribute from Fair Board The Board of Directors of the Third Districl Livestock Show, at a recent meeting, paid tribute to Frank Douglas, local businessman, for "the many years he has worked to make the Livestock Show something that would serve a useful purpose to both the Southwest Arkansas area and the State of Arkansas in promoting the raising of quality livestock and in maintaining a lasting interest among present producers and their children who would follow them." Mr. Douglas was elected to the Board of Directors in 1948 and has since served two years as president and at least 20 years as treasurer, and as a member of the Executive Committee. It was during his tenure on the board that the coliseum was built, and a number of improvements added to it. Improvements to other facilities were made during that time, including a new horse barn only recently put into use. Mr. Douglas served during those years when money had to be borrowed to pay off debts incurred to put on the annual show. Along with others, he signed notes at the local banks for considerable sums and worked even harder the next year to pay off those debts. He was instrumental in getting money from the City of Hope to help in retirement of some of these debts. During the early 1960's, he and others proposed a plan whereby the balance of the debt could be paid. The show has operated in the black since that tune. At the conclusion of the 1973 show, Mr. Douglas submitted his resignation as treasurer and as a member of the board due to his health. The Third District Livestock Show was organized in the 1940's through the efforts of several Hope and Southwest Arkansas business leaders and farmers, Arts-Crafts plans final Mrs. Betty Gibson, president-elect of the Third District Arts and Crafts Association, finalized plans for next week's show at the Association's monthly meeting Tuesday night. All Arts and Crafts must be entered between 1 and 5 p.m. September 22. Paintings must be framed and wired for hanging. All items must be picked up between 2 p.m. September 22."Paintings must be framed and Booths are already filled 30th Annual Third District Livestock Show and Rodeo HOPE, ARKANSAS September 23-29, 1974 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS MONDAY 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Arts and Crafts Judging Official Parade, Downtown Hope Sonny Meyers' Amusement Show Opens on Midway Antique Car Show Fair Queen Contest and River City Concert ($3.00) TUESDAY 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. F.F.A. Day Sonny Meyers' Show F.F.A. Jamboree Mel Tillis Concert Mel Tillis Concert WEDNESDAY 9:30 a.m. Women's Day 6:00 p.m. Sonny Meyers' Show 8:00 p.m. Little Britches Bull Riding - THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. Swine Judging 1:30 p.m. School Day 2:00 p.m. Sheep Judging 8:00 p.m. Rodeo FRIDAY 9:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Open Beef Judging — Junior Beef Steer Judging Rodeo SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. SUNDAY Barrow, Lamb & Fat Calf Sale Sonny Meyers' Show Talent Show — Junior and Senior Talent— Square Dancing (FREE) Rodeo 9:00 a.m. Quarter Horse Show Four leave Army under amnesty plan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday night that the first four men to report for participation in President Ford s amnesty program have completed processing and have been discharged from the Army. The spokesman said the four were discharged at about midnight Friday after signing a statement reaffirming their allegiance and pledging to complete alternate service. The four were the same men who arrived at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., on Sept. 19, according to the spokesman. He declined to name the four, but said all were in the Army before deserting. The spokesman said that after review, the four were given terms of alternative service of 12, 20, 21 and 24 months. The men received undesirable discharges, and were assigned to Selective Service offices where they were to report within 15 days for an alternative service assignment. Miss your paper? City 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. with outstanding Art and Craft people from Arkansas and Oklahoma who demonstrate their skills and sell their wares during the Fair. The club decided to add a new category—photgra- phy—to this show. Ribbons will be awarded to the top winners. After preparing the art barn for the show, 25 members of the group enjoyed a chuck wagon lunch served by Mrs. Doris Anderson of Fulton. Rev. Moon pro c laims 6 new truth' NEW YORK (AP) — As the Rev. Sun Myung Moon tells it, God intended for Jesus to marry and with His bride to become the "true parents" of a sinless humanity, but since He was crucified and prevented from doing so, it's still to be done. "That is why He is coming again as the third Adam," says the elaborately promoted Korean evangelist. "He will take a bride and ... true ancestry of God will be established and heaven on earth can then be literally achieved." This is the asserted "new tauh" that the Rev. Mr. Moon proclaims in the prime meeting halls of the nation, accompanied by a fervent entourage of young followers, putting up posters and roving the streets to stir up attendance. To them, he is the forerunner of the new advent he describes, or, as some maintain, its messianic fulfillment. In contrast to classic Christianity, he offers what he terms a "new message." "The realization of all this is at hand," the Rev. Mr. Moon says, adding that a "perfected Adam" united with a "perfect Eve" is to restore a righteous human lineage. "He is destined to come to earth as the son of man in the flesh." Also, He is to come from Korea, called the "third Israel," according to the Rev. Mr. Moon's 600-page guiding text for his movement, "Divine Principles." "Hlessed are those who see Him and accept Him," he says,, and hints repeatedly the time is now. "The greatest opportunity in any man's lifetime is now knocking at our door." An appearance of the Rev. Mr. Moon at Madison Square Garden here Wednesday night was part of a 40-city U.S. tour this year, following other wide- ranging lectures in 1973 and 1972, heralded by full-page newspaper ads. His movement, called the Unification Church, now claims 20,000 members in the United States and 2 million in 40 countries, mostly in Japan and Korea. The group owns a $800,000 training center in Tarrytown, N.Y., and lists 120 other centers across the country. The Rev. Mr. Moon, 54, his young second wife and children have a 35- room mansion near Tarrytown, N.Y. Much of the movement's generous financing reportedly comes from organization-related business assets. LOOKING FIT, Chairman Mao Tse-tung applauds while presiding at the 10th National Congress of the Chinese Communist party. He was re-elected chairman at 79. China standing at historic fork By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent China now has had 25 years of Communist rule and the Chinese People's Republic at this moment obviously stands at a historic fork in its revolutionary road. For China's 800 million, jolting change may be just ahead. The leaders who founded the CPR still rule it, but they are advanced in years. The time has to be close by when nature will dictate that others take over. Those others now stand in the wings. The evidence points to tense struggle. The quarter century brought earihshaking changes to China. Yet much remains as it always was. "New" China is old in many respects, as much an enigma as the Middle Kingdom of the distant past. Who will rule China's destinies after the deaths of giants like Mao Tse-oing and Chou En-lai? Few except China's own inner circle can do better than educated guessing about what really takes place in Peking's mysterious politics. On Oct. 1, 25 years ago, Mao stood atop the Gate of Heavenly Peace and gazed down at teeming, hysterical millions of ragged and tired people in vast Tien An Men Square. From atop the purple wall Mao, then 55 and in glowing health despite the rigors of civil war, proclaimed the People's Republic. It succeeded the shattered Kuomintang regime of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, who fled with his remnants to set up a government on the island of Formosa, now called Taiwan. "The Chinese people have stood up," intoned Mao, his moon face solemnly benevolent. "Nobody will insult us any more." Never again, he pledged, would China be abused by the colonial foreigner. There followed vast purges of "enemies of the people," Pe- 's entry into the Korean War, political upheavals that toppled stalwart party veterans, a violent quarrel with a Soviet leadership which sought to dictate China's revolutionary future, internal struggles that damaged even Mao's position, bad crop years, years of natural calamities. All that was prelude to the incredible storm that burst early in 1966, the "great proletarian cultural rev- oluuon." After three years of uproar, terror and wanton cruelty spearheaded by legions of teenage Red Guards, China gasped for breath. Her economy was damaged, her educational system hurt, her party and government structures shredded, her image abroad smeared. Many a luminary had fallen, including the redoubtable Liu Shao-rhi, who in 1959 replaced Mao as chairman of government. The violence subsided in mid- 1969 and the ninth Communist congress adopted a new party constitution anointing Defense Minister Lin Piao as Mao's successor. A new central committee was top-heavy with military names. The cultural revolution seems to have depersonalized Mao, turned him into an institution, a sort of godhead. Nearing 81, Mao retains enormous authority and evidently has been able to enforce a balance that keeps the factions from each other's throats. Maoist China worries thoughtful outsiders. In possession of nuclear arms, China seems to have a dangerously simplistic view of the world. Her leaders profess to see the United States and the Soviet Union vying for global domination, their detente a "sheer hoax." In the world they see, the superpowers and nch nations plunder the poor Third World which Peking seeks to champion. Nixon to enter hospital Monday LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Former President Richard M. Nixon, who reportedly said last week he didn't expect to come out alive if he were hospitalized, will enter a hospital here Monday for treatment of the phlebitis that has painfully swollen his left leg. Officials at Memorial Hospital Medical Center said Nixon would remain hospitalized for at least three days. Doctors say phlebitis has created two blood clots in Nixon's leg, either of which could be fatal if it broke free and lodged in his heart or lungs. As Nixon's staff announced on Friday that Nixon would be hospitalized, Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski suggested that U.S. District Court Judge John J. Sirica conduct his own inquiry on whether Nixon is well enough to testify at the Watergate cover-up trial of six former Nixon administration and campaign aides. Both Jaworski and defendant John D. Ehrlichman have subpoenaed Nixon to appear at the trial, currently scheduled to begin Oct. 1. Jaworski said on Friday that if Nixon is too ill to appear at the trial, "the court could consider taking the customary step of appointing a team of medical experts to examine Mr. Nixon and report their findings to the court." He also said suggested the court might take a deposition outside the court room. Sirica had no immediate comment. Earlier this week, Nixon's attorney moved to quash a subpoena that ordered Nixon to make a deposition next Tuesday in Santa Ana, Calif., near San Clemente, in a Charlotte, N.C., civil case. The attorneys contended Nixon was too ill to testify. On Friday, the plaintiffs' attorney, George Daly, agreed to postpone the deposition due to Nixon's health. U.S. District Court Judge William Gray, who had been scheduled to hear arguments Monday on the motion to quash, said he will reschedule the arguments sometime before Oct. 29, indicating that as the new date for taking Nixon's deposition. Nixon, who has remained secluded most of the time since leaving the presidency, could fly by helicopter from his San Clemente estate to the roof of the Long Beach Hospital and go down a stairway to a room reserved for him on the sixth floor of the seven-floor building. Thousands dead from hurricane TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — An estimated 7,000 to 8,000 Hondurans have died in floods and landslides caused by Hurricane Fifin the Honduran National Emergency Committee said today. "Rescue brigades and radio hams confirm that in the town of Choloma alone there are between 3,00o and 4,000 dead," Col. Eduardo Andino, coordinator of the emergency committee, said in a telephone interview. "During the first reconnaissance flight we made today in air force planes we saw hundreds of bodies floating on the waters." "In many places where there had been townships there is now nothing, only water," Andino said. Andino said "destruction was tremendous" in towns and ports on the Atlantic coast where Hurricane Fifi struck on "Thursday with sustatried winds of 110 miles per hour and gusts to 140 m.p.h. In Puerto Cortes, Tela, La Ceiba, Trujillo and Castilla only structures built on high ground escaped destruction, Andino said. "Everything else is covered by water." He said air rescue missions from Nicaragua and neighboring Guatemala were made impossible by bad weathern and missions by land and water were extremely difficult. He estimated there were 100,000 persons stranded, "some in nearby hills, some on the roofs of their homes, and still others in trees .... But there are many roofless houses, and people have been balancing on the tops of walls for three days • ...." he said. There were reports from San Pedro de Sula, the second largest Honduran city, that authorities there had ordered bodies burned to prevent an epidemic. Higher egg costs seen WASHINGTON (AP) - Poultrymen continue to cut back on egg production, meaning that prices are expected to rise the fall and next winter, says the Agriculture Department. "Monthly egg output has been below the previous year since April 1972 and will continue to lag well into 1975," the department's Outlook and Situation Board said Friday. Egg output may be down 3 to 4 per cent from a year earlier during fall and winter months, the board said in a report. Prices at the tarm, although well below last year's levels, havecrisen substantially this summer and probably will con' tinue to improve. Broiler producers, like egg farmers and others in the livestock end of agriculture, have been suffering from high feed costs and failure of prices to keep up with rising expenses. As a result, the report noted, broiler output has been reduced sharply this year and will con' tinue down well into 1975. Some price improvement is expected in the corning months as production continues to decline. Braniff pilots strike WASHINGTON (AP) - Pilots struck Braniff International airlines today after negotiations for a new contract broke down just before a 1 a.m. EOT strike deadline. A spokesman for the Air line Pilots Association (ALPA) said a National Mediation Board mediator made a last-minute request for an extention of the strike deadline but that Braniff officials rejected it. Braniff has 1,328 pilots based in Dallas, Miami, Kansas City and Minneapolis-St. Paul. The strike would affect 9,278 em- ployes, including 5,000 at the airline's Dallas headquarters. ALPA President John J. O'Donnell said said the Braniff pilots were seeking salary increases and improved insurance, disability and pension benefits. The union official said the company figures showed ttiat Braniff pilots have averaged $30,000 a year, some $5,000 below the salary average for other U.S. airlines. The amount of salary raise being sought was not disclosed. The Braniff strike was $$ second to hit a U.S. air carrier in recent months. Pilots struck National Airlinca July 15, ajod that walkout continues.

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