Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 23, 1974 · Page 3
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, September 23, 1974
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Monday. September 23, 1974 HOPE (ARK.) STAH Page Mary Browning named merit semifinatist MARY BROWNING Mary Catherine Browning, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Browning has been named semifinalisl in the competition for about 3,400 merit scholar- ships to be awarded in 1975, according to principal Don Sillavan. She earned her eligibility to compete, with her score on the preliminary scholastic aptitude lest national merit scholarship qualifying tests, which was administered at Hope High School last year. She is one of the 134 high' school seniors from 55 Arkansas schools to qualify, qualify. Semifinalists must qualify as finalists to advance in the competition for merit schol* arships. This is accomplished with an equivalent performance on a second examination (the SAT). Mary is editor-in-chief of the school newspaper and is a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, and Quill and Scroll Honor Society. She is also a member of the Art Club. When she was a sophomore, her poetry was accepted for publication in a High School Poetry Anthology. Women's news Mrs* Annette Rogers Phone 777*3431 Instant Breakfast Cookies Calendar of events Prof denounces cancer research as population explosive By Abigail Van Buren 1 1974 by Th« Chicago Trlburw DEAR ABBY: A reader offered $100 to the charity of your choice, and you picked the Cancer Crusade. Abby, I think you made a poor choice. Curing cancer and other diseases of old age will create far worse problems for our society than it will solve. Do you realize that if we find cures for cancer, strokes, heart diseases and kidney diseases, we will double the number of years between age 65 and death (at 96) for the average person? Coupled'with reduced birth rates, this means we will more than double the proportion of old people in our society, and we will astronomically increase the numbers of the very old. And while we go on looking for medical miracles to extend life, we condemn the increasing numbers of old people to a life of poverty and neglect. I think it is wrong for society to try to offer people a longer life when we cannot assure them of a better life. That is why I favor a moratorium on life-extending medical research until the year 2000. In times past, people looked to the old for wisdom and guidance. I think we need their guidance now. I would like to see the opinions of old people, and even of terminal cancer patients. I would ask them, "What is more important to you, a longer life or a better life?" And, more generally, "What should society do to make longer life better?" JOHN LOZIER ASS'T PROFESSOR, ANTHROPOLOGY W. VA. UNIVERSITY, MORGANTOWN DEAR PROF: Your proposed "moratorium on life-extending medical research" as an aid to population control is, to say the least, unique. Personally, I would rather deal with the "problems" that result from reduced suffering and longer life, than return to the "good old days" when only the strong and lucky survived. And if this conflicts with the message of anthropology, I would be surprised. DEAR ABBY: My wife and I are getting on in years and would like to make out our wills leaving everything we have to each other. I don't want to go to a lawyer and go through all that "party-of-the-first-part, party-of-the-second-part" red tape. I just want to write a couple of sentences saying my wife and I want to leave all our worldly goods to each other. Will that be okay? SHORT AND SNAPPY DEAR S AND S: Wills are a touchy business. Their validity is subject to many unforeseen conditions, including a wide variety of state laws. Let a lawyer translate your intentions into a binding document. You'll be glad you did. DEAR ABBY: I'm writing this letter just to say a few words to "No Complaints." (She said big noses and flat bosoms are "in.") I don't know what magazines you read, honey, but in all the ones I see, the models do wear bras. Furthermore, if big noses and flat busts are "in," it sure beats me why most guys would sooner take out a good-looking, big-bosomed girl that a big-nosed, flat-chested one (assuming they are both intelligent and have good personalities). I'm not putting anyone down, just voicing my opinion. If '"No Complaints" is happy, then good for her. But for those other flat-chested girls who aren't, a little padding never hurt anybody. PRETTY GOOD-LOOKING IN MYSTIC, CT. Everybody has a problem. What's yours? For a personal reply, write to ABBY: Box No. 69700, L.A., Calif. 90069. Enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope, please. For Abby's new booklet, "What Teen-agers Want to Know," send SI to Abigail Van Buren, 132 Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212. Good flower buys The full complement of autumn hues—golds, reds, purples, copper and burnished greens—are adding a regal touch to florists' shops this month. Field-grown flowers in plentiful supply in September and October include straw flowers, Marguerite daisies, asters, gypsophila, and statice. Potted plants in abundance include mums, gloxinia, African violets and a wide selection of green plants. Popular flowers in excellent supply include roses, gladioli, mums and pompons. * * * —Be a courteous driver. September 22*27 There will be a youth crusade for Christ Sunday, September 22 through 27 at Gaffett Chapel Baptist Church. Services will be nightly at 7 p.m. With a different minister preaching each night. The crusade is sponsored by the Hope Interdemo- minational Youth Fellowship. Monday, September 23 Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon will meet each Monday in the House of Hope located on the corner at Spring Hill Road and Jones Street at 8 p.m. For further information, call 7772512 or 777-3701. Tuesday, September 24 The Cosmopolitan Club will meet Tuesday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Thomas Hays Sr., 405 E. 18, with Mrs. George Newbern as co-hostess. Mrs. R.L. Broach will have charge of the program. The Jett B. Graves Sunday School Class of the First United Methodist Church will have a potluck supper at Fellowship Hall Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. Hostesses are, Mrs. Kenneth Hamilton, Mrs. Graydon Anthony, Mrs. Hazel Castle, Mrs. Roy Stephenson, Mrs. Clovis Tittle, Mrs. Ralph Smith and Mrs. Lloyd Spencer. Chapter AE PEO will meet at ihe home of Mrs. Jim McKenzie (note change of meeting place) Tuesday, September 24 at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 The Senior Citizens Club will meet Wednesday, September 25, at 11 a.m. for a potluck luncheon at the Douglas Building. Thursday, September 26 The Audubon Society will meet Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m. at the Experiment Station for a potluck meeting. All members are urged to attend and anyone else interested in birds is also welcome. '! The Dorcas Sunday School Class of Garrett Memorial Church will meet Thursday night, Sept. 26th at 7p.m. in the home of Mrs. Alfred Bearden. All members are urged to be present. Saturday, September 28 The Friday Music Club President's Luncheon will be Saturday, September 28, at 12 noon at the Heritage House. Those planning to attend, please call Mrs. Douglas Drake, 7-6650 or Mrs. Hendrix Spraggins, 7-4553, by Thursday the 26th. Family Lib The scandal of our school buses (r/ote: Today's column is written by Lew) A few weeks ago we reported, somewhat emotionally, that our three children were involved in a school bus accident.' They were not seriously injured. But no thanks to: School bus manufacturers who (with two exceptions) con^ struct unsafe school buses, jeopardizing the lives of more than 22 million children; Department of Transportation officials who have accumulated 10 years worth of evidence of the poor and unsafe construction of school buses, and yet continue to postpone meaningful steps to remedy the situation; —Federal and state legislators who are more responsive to the wishes of the trucking industry who represent the school bus manufacturers than they are to the demands of their constituents; School boards purchasing buses from the lowest bidder and thus getting the minimum safety features when safe vehicles are available and not prohibitive in cost; Parents, like Joanne and myself, who never really took an interest in what kind of bus was carrying our children — until it was almost too late. 1 am indebted for most of the information in this and the next column to Illinois State Representative Susan Catania. Ms. Catania, the mother of five children, happened to be driving behind a school bus one day and wondered if the children, waving to her from within, were wearing seat belts. From that initial speculation came a thorough study which reveals that our children are in grave danger each time they board a school bus. In 1965, federally sponsored engineering tests showed that the hard-backed, metal-topped school bus seats were a serious safety hazard. The test results concluded that "the greatest single contribution to school bus passenger collision safety (would be) the padded, high strength, high-bar safety seat. Yet in 1973, the school bus industry was urging Congress not to pass "panic" legislation which would require safe seats. For the school bus industry, a 300 per cent increase in the number of deaths in school bus accidents and an 80 per cent increase in the number of children injured in school bus accidents was not sufficient cause for stricter safety standards. But unsafe seats aren't the only features in school buses that are maiming and killing children. Other federal tests exposed additional hazards. Substandard joints collapsed under extreme stress, permitting disintegration of the bus body, leaving gaping holes through which passengers could be (and were) expelled from the bus, and leaving raw metal edges that could (and did) slice up passengers that remained inside. Gas tanks located near the front door could be easily punctured or crushed. The typically weak bus body could cave in during rollovers, permitting foreign objects to pierce the passenger compartment. Lack of seat belts allowed children, especially small ones, to pitch forward at the slightest jolt. The fact is that animals bound for the zoo are transported more safely than our children bound for school. On September 17, Mrs. Ettie Secrest, wife of J.W. Secrest Sr., was honored on her 87th birthday with a party and supper given at the Secrests' home, 517 S. Hervey, by their children. The children attending were, Earl Secrest and his wife, Harriet of Flint, Mich., Newt Secrest of Pampa, Tex., Beden McCullough and Norine Turner of Kilgore, Tex., and J.W. Secrest Jr, and his wife, Theresa of Hope. One daughter, f , Mrs. Florence Thomas of Hope was unable to attend. All of Mr. and Mrs. Secrests' children are living. Two grandchildren and Iheir husbands attending were, Mr. and Mrs. Don Tate and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Atchley all of Hope. Three great-grandchildren were also present, Donna and Leslee Anne Tate and Ricky Atchley. Guests who visited during the day and' evening were, Miss Velma Goss, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Warmack, Mrs. Elmer Gentry, Mrs. Bob Levins. Mrs. James Tate and Mrs, Lawrence May, all of Hope: Here's the Answer By ANDY LANG AP Newsfeatures Q. — There are plastic laminated countertops in our kitchen. My wife burned an area of one of the tops with a hot copper-clad pan. We have no extra plastic laminate to patch the burned area. Can you advise how to make a repair? A. — When laminated plastic suffers that kind of burn, it is virtually impossible to make an acceptable repair on the existing surface, although there is a seam filler that might do the job if the burned area is quite small. There also is a laminate repair kit which allows you to rout out & damaged area and replace it with a close-fitting plug which can be cut from matching or contrasting material. But this is a job requiring a high degree of skill and a portable router. Q. — A handle broke off a coffee cup and I'd like to glue it back on. Is there any special adhesive that must be used? A. — The important ingredient for such a repair is that the adhesive be waterproof. Try one of the epoxies, but whatever you use, be sure the container says that it is waterproof. (The techniques of varnishing, lacquering, shellacking, bleaching, staining and varnish removing are explained in Andy Lang's booklet, "Wood Finishing in the Home," which can be obtained by sending 30 cents and a long, stamped, self- addressed envelope to Know How, P.O. Box 477, Huntington, N.Y. 11743.) Mrs. Cunningham guest of Daffodil Club The problem of finicky eaters and sluggish mornings has been solved. Just one jumbo Instant Breakfast Cookie and a glnss of milk will send a youngster skipping to school and keep him alert all morning. '•Enriched flour, instant breakfast and peanut butler all contribute to make this new food something special. Enriched self-rising flour provides the essential B-vitamins — thiamine, niacin and riboflavin — plus the minerals, iron and calcium, all nutrients needed daily for good health. With the addition of the vitamins and minerals in the instant breakfast and the protein in peanut butter, these cookies, plus a glass of milk, furnish all the nutrients needed to get any moppet off to school, bright and peppy. Instant Breakfast Cookies 18 to 24 cookies 1 cups enriched self-rising '/z cup shortening flour* y 2 cup peanut butter 3 packages (1.21 oz. each) 1 cup sugar instant breakfast 3 eggs (chocolate, vanilla or egg nog) Stir together flour and instant breakfast. Blend shortening and peanut butter; add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet; flatten. .Bake in preheated 350° oven 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. *Spoon flour into dry measuring cup; level. Do not scoop. NOTE: If enriched all-purpose flour is used, add 1 tablespoon bakintz powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Mrs. Secrest honored on 87th birthday —Photo by Mrs. Jim Slagle with Star camera The Daffodil Club met Thursday, September 19, in the home of Mrs. Edwin Flagg, 1707 Summit Dr., with Mrs. Barry Hill as co-hostess. After a short business meeting, a guest of the club, Mrs. Byron Cunningham, gave a demonstration on preserving and drying flowers. Refreshments were served to fourteen members and three guests, Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. Larry Otwell and Mrs. Bob Willis. MRS. CUNNINGHAM Coming and going Chancellor Royce Weisenberger, as president of the Judicial Counsel, attended a meeting of the House of Delegates of the Arkansas Bar Association Thursday, in Little Rock. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson of Houston visited with Mrs. Wilson'smother Mrs. C.F. Baker over fre weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Phillips arrived Friday from Denver, Col. for a weeks visit with Mrs. Phyllis Key and family. Airman Larry Patton has returned to Malmstrom AFB, Montana after a visit in Hope with his parents M. Sgt. (ret.) and Mrs. Albert Patton and family. While here he attended the wedding of his sister. On his return trip to Montana, he visited his great-grandmother in Denver, Col. Attending a Title I reading workshop in Little Rock at the Rodeway Inn on Thursday and Friday were, Mrs. Jimmy Fry, Mrs. Bobby Whitmarsh, Mrs. James Pride, Mrs. Denver Dickinson, Mrs. Mark Armstrong and Mrs. Earl Downs. Mrs. Dickinson's daughter, Sherry, of Benton met the group on Thursday and had dinner with them. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Palmer of Hope are visiting her mother in Denver, Col. Pod and Annette Rogers have returned from Hutchinson, Kan. where they represented Hope and the state of Arkansas at the Kansas State Fair. Hospital Notes MEMORIAI. HOSPITAL ADMITTED: Mrs. Charles Irvin, Dean Murphy, Mrs. Elcie Arnett, Larry Williams, Michael Powell, James Belts, Steve Atkins, Mrs. Willie Richards, •• Mrs. Gaylord Soloman, Mrs. Milton Brantley, Mrs. Carrie Coleman, Donzel Goodner, all of Hope; Mrs. Edward Block, John H. Harrison and Mrs. Carrie Bolls, all of Prescott; Mrs. Jessie Tullis, Perrytown. DISMISSED: Clifford Johnson, Mrs. Alvin Garland and baby, Mrs. Jewell Muldrew, Miss Martha Stuart, Mrs. Jack Beaty, Jim Butler, all of Hope; James Gauff, Mineral Springs; John Harrison, Prescott; LeFVeedia Stuart, Fulton; Mrs. Sim Walker, Washington; and Mrs. Versie Fielding, McCastoll. and baby girl, and Mrs. Clemmie Hazzard, all of Hope; Clifton Formby, Patmos; Charlie White, Lewisville. NEW ARRIVAL Mr, and Mrs. James McDonald, Hope, girl born September 20. BRANCH HOSPITAL GENERAL ADMITTED: Miss Tammy Grady and Mrs. Alice Marshall both of Lewisville; Walter Hawthorne, Homer West and Howell Baker, all of Hope; Mrs. Lillie Nevins, Emmet. DISMISSED: Mrs. Kate Gosnell, Mrs. Janice McDonald Saenger THEATRE Tonite7:00 Tuesdav-Wed. THEY VANISHED... without a trace—over a 1000 people and 100 planes and ships In an area ol the Atlantic Ocean known as... Mr. and Mrs. James M. Miller of Houston, Tex. announce the birth of their second son, David Keith, born Thursday, September 19. He weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Matchett of Hope. for ail the family Copyright (c) 1974 Lewis and Joanne Kui'h FALL CURTAIN GOING UP ON ACT111 LADIES SHOP Now Operating Under New Management Open 7 Days q Week Come On Out and Check Our New Prices, DAIRY QUEEN 917 E. 3rd Street Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Am. D.Q. Corp. 1974 Am. D.Q.Corp. Just for the Fun of it. 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