Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 28, 1974 · Page 1
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Caflff ibutsti letelly— Time has no value before it is used—nor after it has been wasted. " ' Hempsfeod Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn With Other Editors American, As Apple Pie Folks who set out for something different to eat will search for a Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Greek: or French restaurant. Now, at last, there's an American Restaurant. What is American cuisine? Cheeseburger, a bottle of soda- pop, or apple pie? Well, it is these things, but much more. In Kansas City's Crown Center, a massive city-within• the-city, the American Restaurant features such things as spiced Kentucky ham with cut fruit and melon, Philadelphia snapper trout, New Orleans carpetbag steak with oysters, Michigan celery and New England Cranberry pie. What? No pinto beans? This country, so big and so diverse in the culture and heritage of its people, has developed many excellent regional dishes, equal in culinary finery to the best Europe has produced. But no one has thought of putting these regional dishes all together on one menu - until now. It will be interesting to see if the American Restaurant is a financial as well as a culinary success. The fact that it was started shows this world is getting smaller and smaller. Why, someday, you may even be able to get grits with your scrambled eggs in New York or San Francisco. -Rock Hill (S.C.) Evening Herald Lisbon scene j)f blockade by leftists LISBON, Portugal (AP) — President Antonio de Spinola met in emergency session early today with members of the government while groups of armed leftists blocked highways into the capital and threatened violent confrontation with rightist forces at a rally later in the day. Six tanks took up defensive positions outside the Belem National Palace shortly after 6 a.m. (2 a.m. EOT) as the government appealed to the leftists to call off their blockade. Portuguese troops were deployed at key government positions. Spinola reportedly has been engaged for weeks in a power struggle with Premier Vasco Goncalves' leftist coalition of Communists, Socialists and centrist Popular Democrats. Goncalves also heads the powerful Armed Forces Movement, a group of some 300 officers who organized the April 25 coup that overthrew the heirs of the rightist Salazar regime and installed Spinola as president. Newspapers did not publish by order of the Information Ministry and only the government controlled national radio network was on the air, broadcasting appeals to leftists to remove the barricades on roads leading to the capital. The government announced it would ensure that the pro-Spinola demonstration, denounced in advance by the left as a fascist plot to launch an ultra- right movement, went off as scheduled. But the self-declared leftist vigilantes pressed for a confrontation, urging "everybody into the streets to prevent the fascist demonstration." There were reports that Spinola had assumed special powers and may have seized control of the government, but a government spokesman said he could not confirm or deny this. Rally organizers were reported to have arranged for convoys of cars, buses and trucks to cart peasants from the traditionalist countryside to say "Yes to Spinola" and "No to the Extremists." VOL, W-NO, 29? ~« P«g« Nets^aUr Home of the Bowie Knife Star HOPE. ARKANSAS SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 28. 1974 Av. net paid circulation 3months ending March 3i» 1974-4,080 As filed With Audit Bureau of CirculatiOrts.Biibjeclttt^Udiit. Betty Ford scheduled for surgery WASHINGTON (AP) — First Lady Betty Ford will undergo surgery to determine whether she has breast cancer. "We have great faith ... that everything is okay," the President said after visiting his 56- year-old wife in the VIP suite at Bethesda, Md., Naval Hospital on Friday night. Mrs. Ford entered the hospital Friday evening and the White House press secretary told newsmen the surgery scheduled for this morning "is to determine through a biopsy whether the nodule (in her right breast) is benign or malignant. Should it prove to be malignant, surgery would be performed to remove the right breast." The nodule was detected Thursday morning in what White House spokesman Ron Nessen described as "a regular medical checkup." Ford told newsmen after visiting his wife that they had decided "we would just carry on today as though nothing had happened and we would hope for the very best on Saturday as we have great faith will be the case ... We as a family ... will have faith that every,;; thing is okay." I On the eve of the surgery, aides described Mrs. Ford as "in very good spirits," but the President appeared tired an<(ih concerned as he left the hospii tal Friday night with daughter Susan, 18, son Michael, 24, arid his wife Gail. .: - ; White House, officials saic^the •President's "schedule for today was "placed on hold" until results of the biopsy are known. The schedule had called for an early morning breakfast with the French foreign minister and for the President to preside at a four-hour windup session of his economic summit conference. The chief of surgery at the hospital, Capt. William Fouty, was scheduled to perform the surgery, assisted by a civilian consultant, Dr. J. Richard Thistlethwaite, with the chief White House physician, Dr. William Lukash, in attendance. Five hours before she entered the hospital, Mrs. Ford joined the President in dedicating a memorial grove to the late President Lyndon B, Johnson across the Potomac River from Washington. You can't keep an active girl down Obituaries CLYDE TOLAND Funeral services for Clyde 'Poland, 80, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Herndon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Gerald Trussell officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens cemetery. Mr. Toland, a native of Hempstead County and a merchant here for many years, died Friday in a local hospital. He was a member of the First Baptisl Church. He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Keesey Sr., of Hope; and one grandson. OTTO MATTISON Otto Matliosn, 69, a lifetime resident of the Bodcaw Community, died Friday morning at a Prescoit hospital. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Lowe Mattison of Bodcaw; a son, Elvin Mattison of Prescott; a daughter, Miss Hershell Mattison of Rodcaw; a brother, Hester Mattison of Jacksonville, Ark.; two sisters; nine grandchildren and fou/ great-grandchildren. The body wUl lie in state at the home until funeral time at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corinth Baptist Church. Officiating ministers will be the Rev. Cain and the Rev. Hollis Dillard. Burial will be in Union Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Siamps. tsmm&mmmmmtmm^mm^mfmfmmam*imi • u««i ••• i.-.-jw»»...j«i ^«.i..™ m ™——* —— Jamie Gay Weaver of Wenatchee, Wash., is not merely active - she's superactive. The 1975 March of Dimes National Poster Child, Jamie, 8, was born with a rare birth defect known as congenital anophthalmos. She has no eyes, but that has been no barrier to enthusiastic pursuit of a wide range of interests. Jamie takes lessons in piano, swimming, skiing and horseback riding, sings in a church choir, is a help around the house, participates in regular school activities and writes poetry on her Braille typewriter. And she is already certain as to" what she wants to be when she grows up — a teacher. Rugged Alaska still a man's country FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) "This is the law of the Yukon, and ever she makes it plain: 'Send not your foolish and feeble; send me your strong and your sane.'" The clean-cut young man was reading a poetic warning penned by Alaska visitor Robert W. Service more than 50 years ago. As he read the middle-aged men with the work-worn boots and tatooed arms and the long-haired young men with the pimpled cheeks and embroidered blue jeans slumped in their chairs and fiddled with their cuticles. Four young women made no motion, staring wide-eyed at the instructor who was bidding farewell to the 62 pupils he'd spent the past six hours tutoring. The "Class" was about to board a yellow bus for the short drive to Fairbanks International Airport for a two-hour hop into the wilderness. The men and women all were headed north for the same reason: Money. Lots of it. So far this year nearly 6,000 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 3 carrier will deliver your paper. workers have gone to the 12 camps which dot the 340 mile trans-Alaska pipeline route between the Yukon River and the Prudhoe Bay oil fields near the Arctic Ocean. Each of them had to attend the half-day seminar sponsored by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., and taught by Bechtel Co. personnel at the modem Alaska Career Development Center. The briefing is divided into seven time periods for the various courses:the project's history : environmental issuesg safety; cold weather indoctrination; human relations; camp life; the history of Alaska and its native people. Five instructors and a small staff of office personnel under the directorship of Jim Kisselburg run the seminar six days a week, from 6 a.m. until 3:20 p.m. when the charter planes are airborne toward the North Slope. Besides the classes, each em- ploye who's been hired for a specific job on the recommendation of his union gets a thorough physical examination. Men and women over 40 years of age take electrocardiograms and intensive eye examinations. Taking its cue from the Army, the service company conducts its preparatory operation according to the clock and the computer. There is a Lime to eat and a time to sleep, a i line to smoke and a time for coffee. Threats of dismissal accompany disobedience of each rule. Paperwork is a mainstay of the indoctrination operation. Booklets and pamphlets chocked full of "dos 1 and "don't's" abound. Instructors tell their charges the environmental course has been written "almost word for word" by the U.S. Department of Interior in order to acquaint Ihe workers with "the unique situation the environment plays in Alaska." They also tell the drivers and cooks, welders and loaders, dishwashers and laundresses, that during the past two months two men have died up on that isolated North Slope in "accidents brought about by carelessness." The message is clear: obey the rules, pay attention and survive. Among the taboos: avoid animals; leave the delicate tundra alone; don't bring any liquor, drugs or firearms; no horseplay; don't run; stay clean; be polite; no gambling; no private . vehicles. Next to protecting the environment, the heaviest emphasis is on personal safety in the deadly arctic winter. To reinforce the two-hour lecture on how to keep warm, the service company gives each man and woman an illustrated booklet entitled "Staying Alive in the Arctic." It cautions pipeline road workers to "always prepare yourself for possible disaster," and urges them always to carry a sleeping bag, medical kit, emergency rations for five days, a knife and flashlight, area map, matches, and above all warm arctic gear. "Carry this booklet with you whenever you leave camp," it adds. "Even if you know everything written herein, its pages can be valuable tinder for a fire." Each employe is responsible for his own arctic clothing, and examples of the best were held up for class inspection. A good set of warm gear could run as high as $500, but when paychecks averaging as much as $1,500 per week are at stake, the investment usually is worth it. But there are exceptions. Alyeska officials cite a turnover rate of between 25 and 30 per cent, but union officials in Fairbanks put it much higher. Kay Martin 31, of Fairbanks a secretary at the orientation course, told several stories of would-be workers who went through the seminar with trepidation, boarded the plane with a nagging fear, and finally refused to disembark when the aircraft landed amidst the beautiful desolation "up yonder." "We had two guys from Florida who went up last month and absolutely refused to get out and stay" she said. "The pilot kept saying they couldn't make the return flight to Fairbanks because their names weren't on the return manifest, but the)' told him to 'go to hell, we ain'i gettin' off and that's Kidnapers bargain for eight hostages SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Negotiations continued today for the release of an American woman diplomat and at least seven other persons held hostage in the Venezuelan consulate by 23 leftist guerrillas. U.S. Ambassador Robert A. Hurwich met outside the consulate with a priest and a local television commentator selected by the terrorists to negotiate their demands for $1 million in ransom and the release of 38 comrades in Dominican jails. The terrorists threatened to blow up Ihe consulate if their demands were not met. Neither Hurwich nor the two negotiators would discuss their talks, but diplomatic sources said earlier that Venezuela had agreed to pay the ransom if the Dominican Republic released the prisoners. The terrorists demanded the ransom be paid by the U.S. government, which would require a departure from previous U,S, policy of rejecting all kidnap ransom demands. The American hostage was Barbara Hutchison, 47-year-old chief of the U.S. Information Service in the Dominican Republic. She was seized by five armed men at about 11:30 a.m. Friday outside her office and driven the eight blocks to the Venezuelan consulate. There, in an apparently coordinated operation, terrorists seized Consul Jesus Gregorio de Corral, a vice consul, a priest, Iwo secretaries, a woman, a 9-year-old girl and possibly others. v . .^ In a telephone call to eBS-ra-'' 1 dio in New York, Miss Hutchinson, a veteran USIS officer in I^tin Americail countries, said: "Well, there's been no violence and I believe they're waiting for a commission of people to come to negotiate with them. "Frahk'ly, I'm getting a little hungry. But that's OK." Consul de Corral told The Associated Press by phone that the gunmen had planted bombs in the consulate and were threatening to set them off. He said the hostages were being well treated, but there was not enough food for a long siege. The bandits' leader, Radames Mendez Vargas, identified the group as "The Freedom Movement of 12th January." H was not immediately known what the date signified. Vargas was released from prison six months ago by Dominican President JoaquimBe- laguer after serving six years of a 20-year term for hijacking a Venezuelan plane in 1968. Talking to NBC radio by phone, Vargas demanded the freedom of "our leader, Dr. Plenao Malos, and 37 companion prisoners." He also demanded the $1 million from "the American imperialist government." Pry or refuses to debate Coon LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Coon challenged David Pryor, the Democratic candidate for governor, to a television-radio debate Friday, but Pryor refused. ; ' Coon, called a jiews confer- '-e/fce -arid Ssfaltf'^totera "hi e/fce -arid Ssfaltf'^totera "hive many unanswered questions about issues facing us. Big business may be next terrorists 'hit' TOKYO (AP) — Fear is growing that Japan's elusive underground radicals may be ready to resume a terror-bombing campaign, with Japan's biggest companies their main targets. The bomb explosion which killed eight people and injured more than 300 on Aug. 30 in Tokyo was the first overt indication the radicals again may be going on the offensive here. The Japanese gunmen's takeover of the French Embassy in the Hague last week has intensified these fears and further demonstrated the skill and dedication of the Japanese radicals such as the Red Army members. Police say Japanese leftists have even published a textbook on how to make bombs, entitled "Poem of Roses." The nation has a long history of political violence. Its present crop of terrorists has baffled police, and probably are causing concern for officials planning President Gerald Ford's scheduled visit to Tokyo in November. A number of important business sources say they received discreet warning from officials this summer that another wave of terrorism might be expected. "At the time we laughed and didn't take it seriously," said an employe of a big bank recalling a warning sent to em- ployes to be on guard for bombs and the like. "No one is laughing now," he declared after last month's blast at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries building, Japan's largest defense contractor. The explosion "did not come as an utter surprise," declared an executive for one of Japan's major companies. "We had received a warning that some big corporations may be bombed." The motive behind most of the terrorist acts in Japan seems to be to strike at symbols of authority and power, such as police, railroads and the nation's business elite. Radicals used bamboo staves for weapons in the late 1960s. But as they were driven underground by the usually efficient Japanese police, many have taken up other weapons, particularly bombs. "Bomb cases have increased (since 1970), but we are not sure how these incidents are connected with each other," a police official said in an interview, He said there were 175 cases in 1970 where bombs were planted, 272 cases in 1971, 183 cases in 1972 and 238 cases last year, killing 11 people in four years. Most of the bombs in the past have been put around police stations or railroad terminals, often in vacant spots where they aused few serious injuries. Beginning in 1973 there seemed to be a tendency to put them where they would do more damage, the police spokesman said. But, only two people were killed last year, although 575 people were injured. The police source said officers do not know why there was only one bombing in the first part of this year. Around the town Winner of the Centennial bronze coin drawing Thursday was Danny Putman, who lives on Patmos Road. 'Sheriff Henry Sinyard has issued a reminder that Monday, Oct. 1 is the deadline for paying personal and real estate taxes. The Ralph Brown whose name appeared in Thursday's Court Docket is not the Ralph L Brown who lives on Route 3, Hope. The .Hjeadstart school program wUl meet at 7:30 pjm. Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Guernsey school.

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