Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 25, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 25, 1974
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Cenff/bufeefjoea/ly— Time has no value before it is used—nor after it has been wasted. Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn High-priced books Anotherhike for newsprint Remember when a hardcover novel cost $2.50 or $3? Well, those days are gone. It was a real shocker to read on Tuesday that James A. Michener's best-Selling "Centennial" has been marked up to $12.50. Randon House, his publisher, is faced with the same astronomic rise in production costs for books that confronts newspapers and magazines. The publishing business, whatever its product, is essentially a factory, and in fact is classified by the federal government as "manufacturing." While the major cost component is labor, which has to be paid according to today's inflated standards, the most important commodity going into books, magazines, and newspapers is paper. And paper—particularly newsprint, the coarse white paper your newspaper is printed on—has become the most volatile of all commodities in the number and severity of its price increases. Last year The Star operated with newsprint from its Lufkin and Houston mills costing $168 a ton. By August the newsprint going from our warehouse into production costs was $190 a ton, and the shipment we received Sept. 20 had a tag of $205. On top of this, Tuesday's newspapers reported that one of Canada's largest paper-, making companies, Price Paper Co., has jumped the price for 30-pound newsprint by $25 a ton, the fourth increase for the year, bringing the delivered price in .the Eastern'-U.S. to a '' $259.65 a toh»effective Jan.'l, 1975. It is important to note that this is for 30-pound newsprint, which is slightly thinner than the standard 32-pound sheet which The Star uses. Publishers get a few more papers out of 30- pound newsprint, therefore the 30-pound price is always slightly higher. But when the price is advanced on one grade of paper you can be pretty sure increases will follow on all grades. UT Head replaced AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - University of Texas Chancellor Charles LeMaistre appointed Dr, Lorene L. Rogers as interim president of the Austin school today after firing President Stephen H. Spurr Tuesday. LeMaistre's office issued a statement saying Dr. Rogers is the first woman ever named president of a major coeducational university in America. She began her duties at 8 a.m. today. Dr. Rogers was a vice president of the university from September 1971 until Aug. 31 this year. She has been on leave. The new president also is a professor of nutrition in the Home Economics Department. Dr. Spurr was fired from his $49,000 job in what one UT regent called a personality conflict and what LeMaistre termed a generally uncooperative attitude. The board of regents planned to meet at 4 p.m. today to consider the action. "I would think there would be a vote taken in such a manner as to know whether Dr. Le- Maistre is being backed up or isn't." said resent Dr. James E. Bauerle of San Antojuo Bauerle saia ae would vote to uphold LeMaistre's decision and predicted a majority of the nine-member board would do likewise. LeMaistre said tersely that Spurr had a "generally uncoopr erative attitude" and had attempted to discredit the chancellor and his administration with the powerful board of UT (Continued on Page Twa) Hempstead County Hbnie of the Bowie Knife tar ., ivirmnpr-w Ihp Ac<;nrifllprl Prp« «v. nci paia circuiauon •imiinms t-iiuiiiK iTiarcn OK iait-—.. VOL, f SWWo. 294 -*I2 Pages jvewspaplt- EnterpriseASS'H: "eatufM HOPE. ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 25, 1974 AS filed with Audit for^ Av.nel paid circulation 3 months ending Mafeli 31* i9?4-^4,080 HMt ^« As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations* subject to audit. PRICE IOC „-.....-„-.i.^.-.tf.-.c.v ...-^-.-^.^^-...^.^.-^ .,,,,.,.,^, g ^._..^..^.^^^ FF A offers look over Third Districfelivestpck 17" • 11 ^„ ~ £ T|/[-, f ft f _ ,_.*.• f ., .. _ *. * , _.. ._,. ,_ . > n - — . ... —i-jB-j-j--^...j..^, -.^. .iii^—..- L ~ .......,^,-Ji^,,^,^.,..-t- J .i., J .- J , ..,.-.+-- ^H^^^k ^1 ^1 ^1 ^K*JM ^f ^H ^B ^1 I ^^f ^H ^^^y ^H i ^^^"^B ^1 «/ ordered released ^ -' —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Roger He president, and Bruce Malock of Emerson, president of the state organization, look over Bruce's stock which was Grand Champion at the Columbia County Fair. TWO STATE OFFICERS of the Future Farmers of America were in Hope for the Third District Livestock Show. Gary Lawrence of Nashville, Southwest vice- Hempstead included in 8 road project! TIM WARE of Emerson shows the steer which he and his partner Ricky Rowe used to win first place in showmanship at the Third District Livestock Show during activities of the Future Farmers of America Tuesday, Approximately 1800 FFA members attended the activities, Judy Petty is barred from Conway parade LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Highway Commission approved eight betterment proj- £ sets Tue:j(^y."$stimated cost of "thelprojectsis about $1,152,600. The projects, by county and estimated costs: ASHLEY - Resurfacing 7.79 miles of U.S. 82 from Crossett west, $247,000. BENTON — Widening, leveling, strengthening and surfacing on 5.4 miles of Arkansas 102 from the Arkansas 71 bypass in Bentonville east to Arkansas 94 at Rogers, $214,000. CROSS — Grading, widening and surfacing on 11.4 miles of Arkansas 75 and Arkansas 42 from U.S. 64 to Twist, $392,900. GRANT — Repairing shoulders on 11.84 miles of Arkansas 190 from Arkansas 35 to the Jefferson County line and in Lonoke County on Arkansas 15 from U.S. 70 to Furlow, $6,500, HOT SPRING - Widening a 60-foot bridge on Arkansas 128 at Sanders Creek, $6,400. JACKSON — Grading, construction of minor drainage structures and surfacing on .86 mile of Arkansas 18. Spur from ;•; Arkansas 980 north to Arkansas !•;.] 8, $36,000. '*-••'•' ^ *EFFERSON «™Besurfacing '•'6.3 miles of sections of U.S. 79 from Humphrey to Stuttgart, $235,300. WHITE — Grading, construction of drainage structures and surfacing on .8 mile of Arkansas 36 between West Point and Georgetown, $14,000. The commission also authorized surveys and plans as funds become available. Those projects, by county and estimated cost: HOWARD — Reconstructing 1.9 miles of Arkansas 27 and Arkansas 4 on new location in accordance with the Nashville bypass feasibility study, $1,140,000. CRAWFORD — Reconstructing .7 mile of Arkansas 162 from Arkansas 64 east on Kibler Road, $225,000, HEMPSTEAD — Reconstructing 8.8 miles of Arkansas 4, partially on new location, from Interstate 30 to Washing- tonn $2,450,000. 2.5 miles of Washington highway to be relocated LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Republican congressional candidate Judy Petty of Little Rock has been banned from riding in the Faulkner County Fair Parade today at Conway by state Sen. Guy H. "Mutt" Jones Sr., a Conway Democrat. Mrs. Petty opposes the reelection bid of Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark. She said Mills would be allowed to participate in the parade and would be positioned second only to Jones. Jones, who has been parade marshal! for 25 years, said Tuesday night that he wasn't sure but that he understood Mills would be in the parade. Jones said the fair parade committee voted Tuesday to maintain its 25-year-old rule, which allows incumbents or former officeholders to ride in the fair with signs identifying them and giving their official titles. But, Jones said, no one is permitted to ride as a candidate. Mrs. Petty said she would walk along the parade route today. "This crops up every biennium," the senior Jones added. "I knew it would come up this year. We don't expect to put on a show every two years for a bunch of candidates — Democrats or Republicans. It's simply got nothing to do with politics." In a news release, Mrs. Petty said, "To make matters even worse, Mutt Jones'has also informed my staff that I would not be allowed to shake hands at the Faulkner County Fair." "That is absolutely a false statement," Jones responded Tuesday night. "I have nothing to do with the fairgrounds." Jones said he had control only over parade activities. "It's a free fair. I don't know of any law against people shaking hands," Jones said. "They certainly won't let anyone make a political speech out there. The fairgrounds are privately owned." Jones contended that Mrs. Petty was trying to make a "synthetic issue" out of the whole matter. "We've had a parade here for 25 years, and nobody's ever heard of this person who's been so badly mistreated before now," Jones said. RAIN. ,The Highway Commission programmed Tuesday Highway 4, Section 5, from Interstate 30 to Washington State Park, a distance of 8.8 miles—2.5 of which will be in a new location, The Star has learned. Highway director Henry Gray is authorized to proceed with the survey and plans, when the construction funds become available. Estimated cost is $2,450,000. This project is included in the current proposed improvements program. Senator Olen Hendrix has been instrumental in getting Pioneer Old Washington included as a State Park. He has also worked tirelessly toward an improved highway system for tourist trade in this area. Rotary engine in trouble DETROIT (AP) - The future of General Motors' rotary engine was in further doubt today after disclosure that ««? n»w power plant does not meet 1975 model emissions standards. Plans to introduce the rotary engine next spring, made public just last week, suddenly were shelved indefinitely Tuesday when a GM study showed the engine's emission levels exceed government limits. A GM spokesman said there was no way to tell when the rotary would be ready. The auto giant has been working on the engine for three years and has invested more than $100 million in its development. "When the engine tells us it's ready, we'll go with it," said the spokesman. He said the engine now is saying, "Good fuel economy, but had emissions." In a statement, GM President Edward Cole blamed tough 1977 limits on emissions of hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides for the delay. He made no mention of the proble of meeting 1975 standards, which was confirmed later by a GM official. "We are not sure the standards can be achieved even with current production engines," Cole said. "It makes it especially unpractical to put into productin any new engine that doesn't presently have the potential • to meet those standards." COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A federal judge today overturned the court-martial conviction of former Army, Lt. William L. Calley Jr. for My Lai murders and ordered him released immediately from military prison. U.S. District Court Judge J. Robert Elliott said in his lengthy ruling that Galley's conviction "is constitutionally invalid and that he is, therefore, entitled to the release KIDDIE DAY Thursday is Kiddie Day at the annual Fair now underway here. Children and students can get in at the gate free from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday. RODEO PARADE The annual Fair Rodeo parade will be Thursday at 4 p.m. The parade will start at the intersection of Laurel and Second Streets, continue down Third to Elm Street, to Front Street and from there back to the point of beginning. ^ ,, ^, CAR WINNERS Antique cars were judged Monday night. They were Best of Show—Richard Rowe, for his 1930 Model A Ford coupe; first place, Ralph Hatfield of Texarkana for his 1948 Olds sedan; second place, Johnny Wheat of DeKalb, Tex., for a 1929 Ford Roadster; third place, Stanley Young of Texarkana, for his 1932 Ford pickup; fourth place, Alan Ratcliff of Texarkana, for a 1931 Ford coupe. sought in his habeas corpus petition." Galley, 31, has been confined to the disciplinary barracks at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., since June 26, when Elliott took his appeal under advisement. Army lawyers could seek an immediate stay of Elliott's order to release Calley "forthwith." They could ask Elliott for an immediate stay of his ruling or appeal directly to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans in order to prevent Calley's release. The heart of Galley's plea was that he was a victim of unequal justice when convicted by a military tribunal 3M> years ago for the slaying of 22 Vietnamese civilians. In his ruling, Elliott said there was inflamatory, damaging, pretrial publicity concerning Calley, who was convicted in March 1971. In Washington, the Army said , its lawyers would study the judge's decision "in order to evaluate various legal alternatives." A Ft. Leavenworth, a spokesman said authorities there would await instructions from the Army officials in Washington. The Army automatically con* aiders parole for Galley Nov. 19 — the date when he will'have served one-third of the his 10- year sentence. His original life sentence was reduced to a 20- year term by the Gen. Albert 0. Conners, commanding general of the 3rd Army, and later reduced to 10 years by Secretary of the Army Howard Callaway. Calley already has submitted his petition for parole to authorities at Ft. Leavenworth, and his lawyers say the request should soon be before the Army and Air Force Clemency Board in Washington. Calley also has applied for presidential pardon, based on the issue of amnesty for draft evaders^i Elliott is the same judge who freed Calley last Feb. 27 after the former lieutenant had spent three years under house arrest at nearby Ft. Benning, Ga. Three months later, the Army won reversal of Elliott's bail decision from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Calley appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which refused to overturn the appellate court's decision on bail. Israeli planes bomb targets in S. Lebanon 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. TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's air force bombed and strafed"targets in 'SfltltHerrr Lebanon today less than seven hours before the'start of the fast of Yom Kippmythe holiest day in the Jewish year and the anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. '; >' The Israeli military command said the pilots attacked Arab guerrilla concentrations for half an hour, and all the planes returned safely. The purpose of the raids, and of similar strikes Tuesday in the same area, was to break up any attack the Palestinian guerrillas might be mounting for the Jewish Day of Atonement commencing at sundown today and ending at dusk on Thursday. Twelve months ago Thursday by the Jewish lunar calendar, Yom Kippur was in its 20th hour when Egypt and Syria launched the fourth Arab-Israeli war in 25 years war with bombing raids along the Golan Heights and the Suez Canal. The attack caught the Israeli government and its armed forces off guard, resulting in heavy casualties 3 . This year the troqps'and flin^en along the "'frontier's were oft 'a' sharp alert. The chief military chaplain instructed the forces they could break the fast if war came again, but they should eat and drink "only to preserve their ability to fight." Police urged the public to be on the lookout for suspicious objects. Civilian guards were assigned to protect synagogues. Israel will come to a virtual standstill at dusk, and stay that way for 24 hours. Offices, shops, public transport and the international airport will be closed and the streets and roads empty of automobiles. Television and radio stations will be off the air. But the broadcasting authority announced that a special team would be on hand to broadcast mobilization orders in case of an Arab attack. Thousands were expected to spend the day at the Wailing Wall in Old Jerusalem, Judaism's holiest site. Special prayers were to be said for Israel's war dead. Explosion rips house on 7th St. —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Roger Head An explosion of undetermined origin ripped ttuvugn a house today at 227 East Seventh at approximately 8:30 a.m. Virgie Lee Nelson who was in the house received injuries in the blast. The extent of her injuries was not known. Cause for the explosion was undetermined, but spokesman for the Hope Fire Department said it might have been triggered by a build-up of gas.

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