Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 24, 1974 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 24, 1974
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fuesday, :24 ( ; (AttK.) Sf Alt Plvc Rare crayfish found in Lafayette County A recent letter from the National Museum of Natural Histofy-Srtiithsonian institute in Washington, D.G., to ChaHes V. Latham* science teacher in the Stamps High School states thai he and a group of his students have apparently made an important find in Lafayette County. The find is a crayfish, a member of the genus Hobbseus and is suspected to be the first of its kind to be found and identified as a member of an undescribed species. The unusual crayfish was caught in an abandoned bar pit north of Stamps. Latham, a former carrier for the Hope Star, tuaught biology at Southern State College last summer. His students were juniors and seniors from Southwest Arkansas high schools and members of the federally sponsored project called Upward Bound. Latham's biology class of 20 students made a number of field trips to ponds, lakes, and bar pits in Lafayette County. All fish caught were killed and tagged by location, then taken to the college for Veteran TV actor dies ot 68 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cliff Arquette, the chuckling, grandfatherly Charley Weaver who made millions laugh with his homespun letters from Mt. Idy, is dead at 68. The veteran comedian died on Monday at St. Joseph's Medical Center in suburban Burbank. He hart ^een taken there Saturday night after complaining of chest pains. In April 1972, Arquette suffered an apparent heart attack in his car. Later that year he suffered a stroke. Arquette was the second veteran character actor to die within three days. Academy- award winner Walter Brennan died of emphysema on Saturday in an Oxnard, Ca 1! f., hospital atnSO.u*' in*;A .--*•' if-•'"-"• As the cuddly Charley Weaver, Arquette appeared in rolled- up shirtsleeves, suspenders, crooked tie and floppy hat. With his wire-rimmed glasses slipped to the end of his nose, he told homespun stories about life back home in fictitious Mt. Idy. Arquette introduced the television character — whom he called a "rube" and "dirty old man" — in 1953 on the Dennis Day show. As Weaver, Arquette appeared on numerous TV talk shows, beginning several years ago on Jack Paar's "Tonight" show. He was a regular on NBC's "Hollywood Squares" game show since its inception in 1966. Born Dec. 28, 1905, in Toledo, Ohio, Arquette quit school at 14 and entered show business. For the next three years he played in a band at Cleveland's Euclic Beach, then went into vaudeville. Arquette did his first radio network show with Fred Astaire and Charlie Butterworth and later worked with Burns and Allen and Rudy Vallee. He is survived by a son, Lewis of Chicago, and a brother, Russ of San Francisco. Funeral arrangements were pending. Newsprint price hike predicted NEW YORK (AP) - A new round of newsprint price increases has been predicted by some analysts as a result of a new price hike by Price Paper Co., one of Eastern Canada's largest newsprint producers. The increase will bring the price of standard 30-pound newsprint to its customers in the Eastern United States to $259.65 a ton from the current price of $234.65 a ton. The company, which supplies newsprint to such papers as the New York Times an4 the Washington Post, blamed the increase on rising costs of fuel, wood pulp and chemicals from which paper is made. Other major producers complained about constantly rising costs, but refused to discuss their future pricing plans. idehlifL ation by Dr. Henry Robinson, assistant biology professor at Southern State. Latham said that although a large nurfibe? of fish are known to exist locally, no documentation of all species found in Lafayette County has ever been made. Following receipt of the letter from the Smithsonian Institute, a letter from Dr. Robinson to Latham states: "According to the Smithsonian Institute, your area is extremely important regarding crayfishes. Please try to encourage the students to • bring in as many species as possible, placing exact location in every collection." Latham plans to continue the project in his biology classes this fall. He said a permanent collection of all species of fish found in Lafayette County would be helpful to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He further stated that he would like to see any unusual fish caught in the county. Students interested in attending the Upward Bound project at Southern State College (Magnolia) should talk to thier high school counselors. General Telephone ask§ rate increase Local dealer at ^Frisco convention THE CANYON Creek Baptist Church in Richardson, Tex., marked its second anniversary September 15 with a record- breaking Sunday school attendance—4033. The church is only two years old. Its pastor and founder is the Rev. Perry Purtle (above), son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Purtle of Hope. He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, Midwestern Baptist College and National Christian University. He is author of a "Wild Bull in a Net," and founder of the Baptist Voice Foundation. He has traveled extensively, and is used as an evangelist and Bible Conference speaker. TV's Frank Reynolds talks to ASU students JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) During the recent impeachment proceedings, not only the institutions of government were tested but the people of the country as well, Frank Reynolds, ABC special correspondent, said here Monday night. Reynolds told an audience at Arkansas State University that youth should not be embittered by the Watergate scandal, but rather reassured (that the system works.) "We are bigger than the problems that await us," Reynolds said. The veteran newsman said that the country does face difficult problems — including the economy, foreign relations and politics at home. :VJ 'He :said<::he! thought "good men, good ordinary citizens...fighting men like (Rep.) Ray Thornton, (D-Ark.)..." made the system work during the House Judiciary Committee hearings on impeachment. Reynolds said the committee members, including Thornton, Fulbright turns down envoy post WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. J. William Fulbright, D-Ark., who was defeated in a primary election earlier this year, has turned down an offer to be ambassador to Great Britain, a spokesman for Fulbright said Monday night. President Ford had made the offer before Fulbright visited China several weeks ago with a congressional delegation, the spokesman said. After thinking it over during the interval, Fulbright visited Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on Saturday and said was declining the offer "for personal reasons," the spokesman said. He declined to elaborate on what those reasons were. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has not announced what his plans are when he leaves the Senate early next year. In a prepared statement Fulbright said, "Betty and I, after very thoughtful consideration, have concluded, for personal reasons, that it simply is not practical for us to undertake this assignment. "It has been a very rugged and strenuous year, and both of us need a short sabbatical in order to unwind and to restore our sense of perspective," he said. "Needliess to say, we deeply appreciate the honor of being offered so prestigious a post and it was with deep regret that we felt we must decline." A spokesman for Fulbright said that the personal reasons which Fulbright referred to in his statement were "a combination of things." He said that Mrs. Fulbright's health was not neccessarily a factor. She is recovering from surgery for breast cancer. represented the ordinary citizen. He characterized President Ford as a man in whom the public can believe. He said Ford's charisma is caused "by the fact that he doesn't have any charisma." Although Reynolds said he disagreed with the timing of Ford's pardon of former President Nixon, he said he was encouraged by the reaction to that pardon. He said a further pardon of those involved in the Watergate incident would amount to "a coverup of the coverup." He pointed out that there has little questioning of Ford's motive for the pardon. Reynolds also noted that Sen. J. W. Fulbright;-"D-Ark.; arid Secretary of State Henry Kissinger have worked closely on many matters. He said he foresees no change in foreign policy when Fulbright, who lost his bid for re-election, is no longer chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee. LITTLE. ROCK (AP) - An Official of General Telephone Co. of the Southwest told the Arkansas Public Service Com* mision Monday that the utility needed a $2.8 million rate increase to reinforce investors' confident in the company. J. E. Graham of San Angelo, Tex., vice president and treasurer of the firm, said the return rate on General Telephone's common equity had de- judge rules on school standards LITTLE ROCK (AP) Judge G. Thomas Eisele of U.S. District court here said Monday that existing procedures under which eight students were suspended from North Little Rock Northeast High School after a disturbance were inadequate. He ordered North Little Rock officials to set constitutionally acceptable standards by Friday or reinstate the students. John W. Walker, attorney for seven black students suspended after the incident Sept. 13, had filed suit seeking reinstatement of his clients and dismissal of criminal charges brought against some of them. The same day, Gary P. Barket, attorney for one of the white students suspended, filed suit seeking reinstatement of his client. Walker's suit alleged in part thai school officials did not have acceptable regulations for suspensions and expulsions. He said, therefore, that the officials administered the disciplinary measures in an arbitrary and racially discriminatory manner. One main contention in both suits was that the students were not given hearings prior to suspension. Walker also accused school officials of deliberately bypassing the Pulaski County Juvenile Court in filing criminal actions against the students. Both suits had sought tem— porary restraining orders pending lititgation suita. School officials testified that the suspended students would not receive a hearing by the North Little Rock School Board until criminal charges against them in North Little Rock municipal court were decided. clined steadily since 1963 — from 14.3 per cent to 8.4 per cent last year. The rate increase sought would produce equity earnings of 13 per cent, which Graham said was about the average of 10 utilities he considered corn- parable to General Telephone. The 10 companies he used were gas and electric companies, including Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co., which had a return on common equity of 13.5 per cent in 1972. Kent Foster, attorney for the PSC, questioned Graham about the validity of comparing a telephone company's need for a : high rate of return with that of the high-risk electric and gas companies. Pat Moran, PSC chairman, also asked if a telephone company faced the same risks now as energy companies. Graham said that he did not mean that, but he said utilities generally were not considered the best investments now. Graham said he feared General Telephone's declining return would cause it to lose its "A" bond rating. He said merely increasing the rate of return sometimes was not sufficient to prevent a drop in bond rating. If General Telephone lost its "A" rating, future bond issues by the utility would cost its customers millions of dollars, he said. General has 49 exchanges in Arkansas. Larger cities in the state served by General are Texarkana, Stuttgart and Jacksonville. Lee Pigg, assistant to the chief engineer of the PSC, testified earlier that while the utility is providing adequate telephone facilities the quality of service falls short of standards established in PSC regulations. GRAND OPENING WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, SEPT 25th AT THE : SHOWCASE -2nd. ST. -HOPE, ARK. There will be SPECIALS you can't afford to miss. VILLAGER PANTS, SKIRTS, JACKETS RING-ALEE-VEEO SKIRTS FEATURES OF THE 1975 Chrysler-Plymouth cars were previewed at the national dealer Convention in San Francisco, which emphasized additional services being offered to car owners. Above, actress Judy Strangis, who is the "Mean Mary Jean" of Plymouth advertising, is shown with Jim Tate of Tate Auto, Hope. 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