Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 26, 1974 · Page 1
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Contributed leesl/y— #. Time has no value before it is u|ed—nor after it has been wasted "'.*., 1 '"Hifhpstedd Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H, WashbUfh News Council's advice to press is unwelcome Some time ago your editor -, reported receiving a question* naire from Stanford University asking what we thought about the newly-organized National Press Council and whether we would co-operate with it. Our reply, duly reported in this column, was: We didn't think much of the National News Council and we certainly wouldn't co-operate with it. It's not surprising, therefore, to learn that when all the returns on the questionnaire were in the newspapers voted two to one against the Council. The National News Council was formed in 1973 "to investigate public complaints about the accuracy and fairness of the national hews organizations, including some newspapers, the wire services, news magazines, and television networks." From the viewpoint of the working press this was merely another organization whose objective inevitably would be to invoke a persuasive censorship of the press. The American free press already has a board of censors, to whom it is responsible—its subscribers. They, and they alone, are the .-;2S to pass judgment on a newspaper's accuracy and fairness. Without their approval and support no newspaper could continue publication for long. The National Press Council, despite its lofty stated goals, is in reality an interloper attempting to take over the role now held by the newspaper subscriber. We, like most editors, will listen to a subscriber's com-, plaint—but we wouldn't give the National Press Council the time of day. Low income tax cut is under study WASHINGTON (AP) - Tax cuts for low-income persons reportedly are being considered by President Ford, while a fuel stamp program has been suggested to help them keep warm this winter. Economic adviser L. William Seidman said tax reductions aimed at easing the burden on people in low-income brackets definitely are among the options to be considered in dealing with the economy. Among the possibilities, Seidman said, would be a reduced rate of Social Security withholding for low-income persons. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Gov. Milton J. Shapp proposed a fuel stamp program to help low-income families pay their home heating bills. And there were reports that Ford plans to name Treasury Secretary William E. Simon as his No. 1 economic spokesman in the future. The reports said the Simon announcement may come in Ford's speech at the economic summit conference to be held in Washington on Friday ami Saturday. Shapp said witnesses before the Senate Committee on Aging have testified that many elderly Americans may have to choose between food and heat for their homes because of escalating costs of home heating. John C. Sawhill, head of ttie Federal Energy Administration, said his agency is studying the possibility of an energy stamp program but declined to endorse any form of government subsidy to the fixed incomes of the elderly. Sehapp also recommended that federal payments to the poor and elderly be increased under existing Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs. Economic policies will be considered at Ford's economic summit meeting this weekend to Washington and White House aides said changes in the tax laws are being considered. 22 pages 2 sections VOL, 75—No, 295 Star Knife OPE. ARKANSAS tHURSDAV. SEPTEMBER 2fi.9M Av, net paid circulation 3 months endliig March 31,1974—4,0 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICE toe Army to appeal Explosion of Soviet Cat ley decision Leon a Troxell will 6 stump' here Friday Leona Troxell, Republican ; candidate for Lt. Governor has announced that she will be in Hope Friday, September 27. She will visit in stores and industries during the day and will attend the 3rd District Livestock Show Friday night. Mrs. Troxell, the first woman to run for Lt. Governor in Arkansas, was also the first and only woman to serve the State administrator of the Arkansas Employment Security Division. She' is one of 15 women candidates for Lt. Governor in the United States this year. A 20-year resident of Arkansas, she lives on her ranch at Rose Bud in White County* -SheiFifi,the Republican National Committeewoman from Arkansas, serves on the HEW Secretary's Advisory Committee on the Rights and Responsibilities of Women, as vice president of the Arkansas Advisory Board of the Institute of Politics, a board member of The Election Laws Institute, and is the State American Cancer Society Crusade chairman. Mrs. Troxell, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate 'of Drake University, was dean of women of that school. She married Col. Nolan Troxell, now deceased, while serving as Arts and Crafts director for the European theatre, 1948-52. Since, coming to Arkansas she has *been active inyciyic, social 1 *, and religious work. ' All-white youth clubs pull out of fund pool PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Two all-white youth recreation centers have withdrawn from the United Way of Jefferson County under threat of a lawsuit to force them to desegregate. The Pine Bluff Commercial reported Wednesday that the Pine Bluff Boys Club had withdrawn its membership. The Arkansas Gazette reported today that Teen Town, a recreation facility near the Pine Bluff High School, had joined the Boys Club retreat from United Way participation. The withdrawals occurred after Army Spec. 5 James E. Williams, a black stationed at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, and his attorney, George Howard Jr. of Pine Bluff, threatened legal action to prevent United Way funds collected at the arsenal from reaching two segregated facilities, the Gazette said. Williams sought legal action after his son, Winston, a member of the White Hall Pee Wee League football team, was excluded from playing in a game against a Boys Club team, the Gazette said. Howard said the youth and his father were ordered off the playing field. The Boys Club has excluded blacks since its creation by the Merrill Trust, which specifically mentioned that the facility was created for the enjoyment of white children, the Gazette said. Last year, the Boys Club got $40,000 from the United Way to support its operation. Teen Town has received about $7,500 annually. Howard said he was notified at 2 p.m. Wednesday that Teen Town had decided to join the Boys Club in withdrawing from the United Way. "We feel our mission has been accomplished," Howard said. "We would have filed the suit no later than Friday," The Gazette said Howard had informed the arsenal by letter on Sept. 17 of bis intentions in behalf of Williams. The letter said, "1 take this opportunity to luge the Pine Bluff Arsenal and-or its personnel and employes and more particularly the Combined Federal Campaign Unit to reconsider immediately your participation in the current United Way campaign and future campaigns as long as the Pine Bluff Boys Club is a recipient of any funds from the United Way of Jefferson County, Inc., or maintains its present racial policy," The suit would have challenged the legality of participation by federal agencies in an activity that supported segregation policies, the letter said. Howard said he had "alerted" officials of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare that White Hall School made its facilities available to the all-white institution in violation of federal nondiscriminatory policies. 'HEW has indicated to me that they will investigate this thoroughly," Howard said. Asked if Teen Town would have been named a defendant in the lawsuit, Howard said, "We let them know that they would be included." Col. George Lynn, commander of the arsenal, said he deplored the action of the Boys Club and the Pee Wee football team that would not allow young Williams to play against the Boys Club. Lynn placed the Boys Club off limits to all of his personnel. He called their actions "morally wrong and totally inconsistent with the ideals of good sportsmanship which should be the foundation of youth athletic play." Grand opening begins today Grand opening of The Showcase, a dress shoppe on Second Street, will he totW today, Friday, and Saturday instead of Wednesday as previously reported. COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - "1 don'l have a battalion to storm Ft. Leavenworth and take him out," one of William L. Calley Jr.'s attorneys said about the Army's efforts to stay a federal judge's order freeing Calley. "It's unbelievable to me that the Army would just out and out say they're not going to release the man," said J. Houston Gordon, the 28-year-old Tennessee lawyer who has been the driving force behind Galley's fight for freedom. "The judge's order is to release the man forthwith, and I understood that meant immediately." Calley, 31, remains in disciplinary barracks at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., today while the_ Army moves to appeal U.S. District Court Judge J. Robert Elliott's decision overturning Galley's murder conviction in the My Lai massacre of Vietnamese civilians. The Army has said it also will recommend that the Justice Department, which acts for it in cases before federal civil courts, move for a stay of Elliott's order to release Calley. The former vArmy lieutenant "will not be released from confinement pending a decision on _these recommendations," the Army's announcement-saidT Elliott ordered Calley released once before, on bond last February, but that order was revoked by a higher court when the Army filed an appeal. Gordon said Calley learned of Judge Elliott's ruling by radio.' "He hfijrd .it:,wjtt),. ( a great deal of. pleasure," the lawyer said. "I think he is pleased that finally during this entire ordeal, there has been something positive for him." Calley reacted "in a calm, cool and collected manner," Gordon said. Calley hopes to be released from Ft. Leavenworth "in a few hours, and not a matter of days," Gordon said. If an appeal is made, it will probably be taken to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Calley was convicted 3% years ago of murdering at least 22 My Lai villagers. He originally was sentenced to life imprisonment, but that sentence was later reduced to 10 years. Gordon said that if Elliott's decision to free Calley is overruled by the appeals court, he will take it to the Supreme Courtm Black women are forming a club here Eight women met at the home of Mrs. Flossie Bishop Tuesday night to organize a civic and social club for young black women in Hope. Mrs. Maxine Green served as temporary chairman, ' and Norma J. Gulley was secretary. The new group will be called "Progressive Young Black Women's Club". Its objective is to bring about a closer relationship and better understanding among members and their community. Persons interested in joining the club should be between the ages of 18 and 35. Meetings will be held twice a, month on the first and third Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the City Park Youth .Center. The next official meeting will be held October 7 to elect officers and draw up bylaws. Those attending the first meeting were Mrs. Maxine Green, Mrs. Darlene White, Mrs. Flossie Bishop, Miss Gulley, Mrs. Mildred Johnson, Mrs. Margaret Moss, Gene Briggs, and Mrs. Patricia Muldrew. re norted M. *^> ** *~r *- V^S^m. -~ ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — A Soviet guided missile destroyer exploded in the Black Sea on Wednesday, Turkish naval sources said today. There was no immediate confirmation from any other source. Turkish port sources said the destroyer belonged to the Kashin class and was attached to the Soviet Black Sea fleet. They did not say how many men were aboard, but the authoritative British publication Jane's Fighting Ships shows that a comparable American destroyer carries about 350 men. The Guinness Book of World Records says the worst peacetime disaster involving a military ship occurred in 1963 off Cape Cod, Mass., when the U.S. nuclear-powered submarine Thresher was lost with all 129 aboard. The worst wartime naval disaster occurred in 1945 off Danzig when a Soviet submarine sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff, killing 7,700 men. Jane's says a Kashin class destroyer is 470 feet long, 52 feet wide, weighs 5,200 tons fully loaded, has four missile launchers, four antiaircraft guns, four rocket launchers and five torpedo tubes. Kashin class destroyers were the world's first warships to rely entirely on gas turbine propulsion for quick acceleration, but they have Btfen rapidly outdated '• by later classes. Jane's said 19 of the ships were built in Leningrad and Nikola- yev. U.S. Navy officials in London said they had no information about the explosion of the Soviet destroyer. The NATO southern naval command in Italy said it too had no information on the report. A spokesman for the U.S. 6th Fleet in Naples said his headquarters also had no information, but pointed out that such reports normally would go to the U.S. Navy offices in Turkey. The Turkish navy monitors Soviet naval movements from the Black Sea into the Mediterranean through the Dardanelles, which are controlled by Turkey. Fair rodeo begins tonight Tonight is the night many have been waiting for—the first night of. the annual three-day rodeo at the Third District Livestock Show. Hope is very fortunate to have ohe only covered arena in the area so don't let the weather keep you away. Wing Ranch Rodeo of Bogota, Texas, will supply the stock and produce the rodeo. Gerald Smith, manager-producer, states that he has brought the top bulls and bucking horses in the country. In addition, most of the top, 15 cowboys in the TRA are-.in.ihe—~ competition. The No. 1 and No. 2 ranking cowboys are register- ed in many of the events and competition will be stiff, stiff. This year's show will have team ropingj' Due to the tremendous response of teams to compete in this event, many have been put on waiting list or turned away. There will be a pig scramble , and calf scramble for children (grades 1 through 6). Prizes will be awarded the winners. The Melonaires Square Dance Club square'dance and Red Goodrier $W : th6^Country Boya-will play before- the^ rodeo gets underway and .during intermission. _ Miss your paper? Indicator pushed down 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. WASHINGTON (AP) . The government indicator designed to foreshadow future trends in the economy suffered its sharpest drop of the year in August, the Commerce Department reported today. Most of the drop was attributed to sagging stock prices, but the index of leading indicators also was pushed down by the largest number of new unemployment claims for any month since March. Peggy Cobb: an artist with a different touch By ROGERHEAD Star Feature Writer Peggy Cobb is an artist who paints. But the tools of her trade are somewhat different from those of the conventional artist. While her counterparts will use brushes, oils, watercolors, canvases and other items associated with painters, Mrs. Cobb opts for colored sand, bottles and wires. She is a sand pourer. Mrs. Cobb is exhibiting this unusual art form at the Third District Livestock Show this week in the crafts building. "My husband and I started this about three years ago when a teacher-friend introduced sand art to us. She got the idea from a student of hers who had visited the Southwest United States and brought back a decorated paperweight. The Indians had used colored sands to decorate it," Mrs. Cobb says. "When we first started, our work was limited to abstracts, but after about nine months we began to learn different designs," she remarked. Designs which are included in Mrs. Cobb's work are birds, flowers, elephants, cows and other four-legged animals. In a time where just about everything is expensive, sand art is an exception, according to Mrs. Cobb. "About all you really pay for is the gasoline used to drive around and collect your various colors of sand." All one needs to pour sand (regardless of the results) are bottles, an assortment of colored sands, pieces of wire, a funnel and a couple of wooden dowels. "Commercial bottles are best for this art because they are usually uniform in shape. Any clear or pale-colored bottle can be used. We have used bottles from catsup, salad dressing, wine, beer and grape juice." The sand used in sand art must be prepared before using it. "The sand needs to be completely dry before starting. The best way I found is to spread it on newspapers on concrete and let the sun dry it," Mrs. Cobb related. "After it's dried, you sift it through a piece of window screen to get out the rocks and pine straw. After this, it's ready," she added. Tools needed for pouring sand include various gauges of wire, an ice pick to pack the sand, a funnel and a couple of wooden dowels to pack the top layers of sand. Wax is used to seal the bottles tightly. To begin, one should use a teaspoon to pour the sand through the funnel into the bottles. After putting in a second color of sand, the wire is used to push the top layer of sand into the next layer which creates the designs at the bottle's side. After making several layers of designs, the ice pick is used to push the sand by pushing it directly into the middle of the sand. One must take care to avoid the sides of the bottle with the pick or the designs will be altered. As the level of sand reaches the top of the bottle, the dowels are used to pack it firmly. After the last layer is pacKed, the bottle is sealed with melted wax. According to Mrs. Cobb, the sand used in sand art can be found just about anywhere. "We get our sands from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama." The different colors of sand are a result of the various minerals found in the different locales where the sand is collected. "We have a green (Continued OB Page Two) —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Roger Head Peggy Cobb works on a small bottle of sand art

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